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Offsite jab centres to offer walk-in booster shots for senior citizens

Walk-in services will start at 2pm on the days the offsite PPVs are in operation.

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Beginning Jan 24, offsite vaccination centres (PPVs) in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka, Penang and Sarawak will administer Covid-19 vaccine boosters on a walk-in basis to senior citizens aged 60 and above.

ProtectHealth Corporation Sdn Bhd, a wholly owned subsidiary of ProtectHealth Malaysia established under the health ministry, said those going for walk-in booster jabs need to show their MySejahtera application to prove that they have been fully vaccinated.

It said the walk-in services will start at 2pm on the days the offsite PPVs are in operation.

“Those aged 18 and above (apart from senior citizens) who have yet to get appointments via MySejahtera but wish to get booster shots can contact and register with the PPVs listed under the www.protecthealth.com.my website,” it said in a statement today.

Offsite PPVs refer to PPVs operated by private medical practitioners (PPS) and health NGOs outside of their private health facilities.

There are now more than 2,000 onsite PPVs, 177 offsite PPVs and 221 outreach PPVs run by PPS and health NGOs under ProtectHealth with a total capacity of administering more than 300,000 doses of vaccine per day.

The statement said that as of Jan 19, a total of 10 million booster jab had been administered, with 73.8% or 7.3 million doses given by PPS and health NGOs under ProtectHealth.

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