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Individuals who have successfully registered will be put on a waiting list, and will be contacted by the relevant private medical practitioner if there is an appointment cancellation or a no-show by those who have received a vaccination appointment in MySejahtera.

Starting Monday (22 November 2021), individuals in Malaysia will be able to walk into any private vaccination centre (PPV) nationwide to register on the waiting list for their COVID-19 booster shot, the COVID-19 Immunisation Task Force-Booster (CITF-B) announced on Tuesday (16 November 2021).

This walk-in registration will be implemented for:

  • Individuals eligible for booster doses;
  • Individuals who wish to get an injection in advance before an appointment;
  • Individuals who have not yet received the first or second dose of COVID-19 vaccine;
  • Individuals who missed a vaccination appointment, and
  • Adolescents between the ages of 12-17 who have not completed their vaccinations.

However, for now, priority for the booster shots will be given to:

  1. Health, safety, and defence frontline personnel;
  2. Individuals aged 40 years and above;
  3. Individuals 18 years and older with comorbidities;
  4. Residents and staff at long-term health centres;
  5. Pregnant women, and
  6. Individuals who need to travel overseas.

The CITF-B said it believes this approach will "facilitate and encourage eligible individuals to voluntarily receive booster doses earlier without having to wait longer."

Individuals who have successfully registered will be put on a waiting list, and will be contacted by the relevant private medical practitioner if there is an appointment cancellation or a no-show by those who have received a vaccination appointment in MySejahtera.

"Such an approach will also help the Government to ensure that vaccines are not wasted and can be used optimally. In addition to walk-in registrations at PPV private health facilities, registration can also be done by phone and email," the taskforce added.

The public can refer to and contact the list of PPVs that provide this service here from Monday.

The taskforce added that to date, over one million booster doses have been given to those who are eligible nationwide, and the Government is currently in the process of stepping up booster dosing efforts to ensure that optimal coverage periods can be achieved. 


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