Vaccine booster shots have been a hot-topic among Malaysians as of late, with many wondering just when exactly will they be receiving their appointments. While the program was initially open to frontliners and senior citizens over the age of 60 who have completed their initial doses at least six-months prior, the Covid-19 Immunisation Task Force-Booster (CITF-B), has officially announced that walk-in registrations for COVID vaccine boosters will now be open to eligible Malaysians from 22nd November 2021 onwards.
Walk-in registrations available from 22nd November onwards for boosters
This would mean that instead of receiving their appointment dates via the MySejahtera contact tracing application and waiting, eligible Malaysians may instead arrange for earlier walk-in dates themselves by walking-in, calling, or emailing any participating private vaccination centres (PPVs) to receive their booster doses, reports NST.
The walk-in system will not only apply to vaccine booster shots, but to those who have missed their initial first or second dose appointments, as well as teenagers between the ages of 12 to 17 who have yet to receive their full vaccination cycle. But it is worth noting that where booster shots are concerned, the task force is still currently prioritising six categories:
- Healthcare, security and defence frontliners
- Individuals above 18 with comorbidities
- Individuals over the age of 40
- Long-term healthcare centre workers and residents
- Pregnant mothers
- Those who will be travelling overseas
Those who have registered before walk-in registrations will be put on a waiting list
According to The Edge, the decision to allow walk-in registrations for booster shots was done in hopes that it would further expedite the inoculation process across the country. The statement released by the Covid-19 Immunisation Task Force-Booster (CITF-B) mentions that those who have registered prior to the walk-in registrations will be put on a waiting list.
“They will be contacted by the private medical practitioners at the said PPVs if there are any appointment cancellations or ‘no shows’ by those with MySejahtera vaccine appointments.
“We believe this approach will also help the government to ensure that the vaccines are not wasted and would be used optimally,” the statement reads.
In order to make your walk-in registration, simply contact or email any of the listed Private Vaccination Centres listed here from 22nd November 2021 onwards.
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