While the daily cases remain on the high side, let’s not overlook Malaysia’s vaccination rates either, which have made impressive progress. To date, Malaysia has administered over 30.8 million doses (both first and second doses), which also translates to approximately 54.3 per cent of the country’s adult population having completed two doses of the vaccine.
To speed things up, the walk-in vaccinations for Malaysian and non-Malaysians began on August 2, but it was only for those residing in the Klang Valley. Following a decline in the number of locals going for the walk-in vaccination, the Covid-19 Immunisation Task Force (CITF) has made some adjustments.
If you (or someone you know) are interested in the walk-in vaccinations but unsure of where to begin, we’ve summarised all you need to know below!
Am I eligible for the walk-in vaccination?
Previously, the walk-in vaccination was open to both Malaysians and non-Malaysians but effective August 23 onwards, foreigners will have to wait for their vaccinations via appointments only. Malaysians may continue to opt for the walk-in vaccination on a first-come-first-serve basis.
What should I do if I’m a foreigner?
“Foreigners who have not yet registered for the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme (NIP) must do so either through MySejahtera, the NIP hotline at 1800-888-828, or the website www.vaksincovid.gov.my so an appointment can be given,” said the Covid-19 Immunisation Task Force (CITF).
Vaccines offer strong protection, but that protection takes time to build. People must take all the required doses of a COVID-19 vaccine to build full immunity. via @WHO pic.twitter.com/jdQjP4n92W
— Vaksin COVID-19 (@JKJAVMY) August 20, 2021
What if I missed my second-dose appointment?
Malaysians who have missed their second-dose appointment can choose to visit any of the listed PPVs that are close to their residence. “If that specific PPV does not offer a vaccine of the same type as their first dose, the person will be referred to another PPV,” said the CITF.
Do I have to set an appointment?
Walk-ins are on a first-come-first-serve basis. This is subject to the PPV’s opening hours and depending on the vaccine supply at the PPVs. The CITF added, “Anyone who comes for walk-in vaccination on a day where supply has run out, will be placed on a list and asked to return the next day.”
What do I have to bring along?
- Proof of residence in the Klang Valley (addresses listed on identity cards, driving licences, utility/credit card bills, employment or student cards, etc.)
- Doctor’s letter or relevant documents pertaining to your health condition or history (for those with comorbidities)
For more information on COVID-19 vaccination for women trying to conceive, currently pregnant, couples who are planning for fertility treatment or breastfeeding mothers please refer here: https://t.co/UagNEwsamy pic.twitter.com/5cMIbVe7ky
— Vaksin COVID-19 (@JKJAVMY) August 21, 2021
Which PPVs can I go to for the walk-in vaccination?
For Malaysian citizens (effective August 23):
- KL Convention Centre (KLCC) (HCO F, G and H)
- Axiata Arena Bukit Jalil (A, B)
- Ideal Convention Centre (IDCC), Shah Alam (HCO B)
- Bangi Avenue Convention Centre (BACC)
- Hotel Wyndham Acmar Klang
- Dewan Sivik MBPJ, Petaling Jaya
- Stadium Tertutup Kuala Selangor
- Dewan Seri Bernam, Sabak Bernam
- Dewan Kompleks Sukan Majlis Perbandaran Kuala Langat
- Le Pavilion Gamuda Garden, Gombak (from Aug 25)
- Bukit Beruntung Golf Resort (from Aug 25)
- Galaxy Mall Ampang (from Aug 26)
- Universiti Multimedia, Cyberjaya (from Aug 26)
More importantly despite the possibility of breakthrough infection and able to infect others, inevitably vaccinated individuals are still protected against severe infection and fatality plus reduced hospital admission and ICU beds utilisation. Please get vaccinated.
— Noor Hisham Abdullah (@DGHisham) August 21, 2021
Editor’s note: This article has been updated with the new regulations and PPV locations for the walk-in vaccinations.
More resources on the Covid-19 vaccines in Malaysia:
- 8 Myths about Covid-19 vaccines spreading on every parent’s chat groups—debunked
- Everything you need to know about the COVID-19 vaccinations for Malaysia
- Getting vaccinated? Here’s how to manage the side effects and ease your discomfort
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