Walk-in jabs halted for foreigners in Klang Valley, locals can continue

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Walk-in jabs halted for foreigners in Klang Valley, locals can continue
Walk-in jabs halted for foreigners in Klang Valley, locals can continue

The Bukit Jalil National Stadium vaccination centre (PPV) will no longer accept walk-in registrations for non-Malaysian citizens starting tomorrow, announced the Covid-19 Immunisation Task Force (CITF).

Instead, non-Malaysian citizens in the Klang Valley will be given vaccination appointments.

“This step was taken so that the process of vaccinating non-Malaysians, which saw really good response throughout its implementation, can be done in a safer and more comfortable environment,” CITF said in a statement today.

All non-citizens who have yet to register for the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme (NIP) can do so via the MySejahtera app, the NIP hotline or the website, it said.

Meanwhile, the number of Malaysian citizens going for walk-in vaccinations in the Klang Valley has decreased steadily since the programme was started on Aug 2.

“As such, walk-ins for all Malaysian citizens in the Klang Valley will be continued but only in the 13 PPVs as listed,” CITF added.

The 13 PPVs available for walk-in vaccinations for Malaysian citizens are as follows, listed according to its starting date for the programme:

Starting Aug 23:

1. HCO F, G and H of the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC)

2. A, B of Axiata Arena Bukit Jalil

3. HCO B of Ideal Convention Centre (IDCC)

4. Bangi Avenue Convention Centre

5. Hotel Wyndham Acmar Klang

6. Dewan Sivik MBPJ, Petaling Jaya

7. Stadium Tertutup Kuala Selangor

8. Dewan Seri Bernam, Sabak Bernam

9. Dewan Kompleks Sukan Majlis Perbandaran Kuala Langat

Starting Aug 25:

10. Le Pavilion Gamuda Garden, Gombak

11. Bukit Beruntung Golf Resort

Starting Aug 26:

12. Galaxy Mall Ampang

13. Universiti Multimedia, Cyberjaya.

Both Malaysians and non-Malaysians are asked to provide documents to prove that they are residents within the Klang Valley, such as their work card, utility bill or so on.

Those who have yet to receive their second vaccine dose can visit any of the PPVs above, but if that PPV does not have stock of the same vaccine as the first dose, the individuals will be referred to the nearest PPV that does, the CITF said.

Meanwhile, the CITF said walk-in vaccinations for Malaysian citizens in states aside from the Klang Valley will continue to be conducted as usual, subject to each individual state.

In a separate statement, Selayang MP William Leong Jee Keen has appealed to the CITF to reconsider its decision to close 29 PPVs in Selangor, as well as GP clinics and private hospitals that have been assisting in administering vaccine doses.

He said the PPVs should not be closed until 100 percent of the actual population in Selangor have been fully vaccinated.

The actual population includes those who have yet to register for the vaccination as well as both documented and undocumented foreigners.

“Saving costs is not an acceptable reason for the closure. Saving lives cannot be measured by a cost-benefit analysis.

“It is inhumane to close the 29 vaccination centres and those by GP clinics and private hospitals on the basis of saving costs when more than half of the population have not completed both doses,” Leong said.

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