ProtectHealth Corporation has announced that walk-in booster dose injections outside of the PPV area are no longer permitted.
The decision was made after observing the situation over the previous week, during which time the atmosphere was crowded and people were seen queuing up to wait at several walk-in vaccination centres in the Klang Valley area.
As a result, ProtectHealth Corporation Sdn Bhd (ProtectHealth) advises the general public to wait for the appointment date specified in the MySejahtera application.
This action was taken to avoid large-scale rallies, which were clearly in violation of SOP Covid-19 because the locations where these walk-in booster doses could be obtained were mostly in areas that could not accommodate the prescribed social incarceration.
“We have seen overcrowding at the ProtectHealth booster vaccination centre (walk-in) since the announcement that the booster administration period has been reduced to three months.” “We have spoken with our private medical practitioners (PMPs) who manage the vaccination centre and plan to improve public control,” ProtectHealth CEO Datuk Anas Alam Faizli said.
Having said that, individuals who have received an appointment should be given priority. Initially, registration as a backup list is only available for walk-ins. Datuk Anas also stated that those without an appointment can register via email or contact a private PPV listed on the ProtectHealth website.
“We strongly encourage people to go to our website at www.protecthealth.com.my and find the PPV of their choice at https://vaksincovid.protecthealth.com.my/find, and register on the waiting list, so they can get their booster dose,” Anas added.
Malaysian Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin set a three-month interval for Covid-19 booster injections for Pfizer and AstraZeneca (AZ) recipients last week.
Sinovac was previously the only vaccine approved for three months of booster injections.
The Ministry of Health (MOH) stated that in order to provide vaccines to individuals according to the appointment list, priority will be given to the elderly and those with chronic diseases.
As a result, everyone is expected to be patient while waiting for their appointment.