In case you missed it, you can now register to get your Covid-19 vaccine booster shot at private vaccination centres (PPV) in Malaysia, if you haven’t gotten an appointment in your MySejahtera app yet. The Ministry of Health (KKM) has announced that starting 22 November 2021, individuals who are eligible for the booster shot or who haven’t received their Covid-19 vaccine can now walk in to their nearest PPV to register.
The task force in charge of this initiative is known as the Covid-19 Immunisation Task Force-Booster (CITF-B). They said that this move helps encourage eligible individuals who want to receive the booster doses without needing to wait longer. Those who have successfully registered their interest to take the booster shots will be put on a waiting list and the PPV will contact them if someone else cancels or is a no-show.
Here’s how you can register:
1. Locate the nearest PPV through this website.
2. Select your state under “Negeri” field dropdown menu.
3. Narrow down your location and choose your city of residence under “Bandar”.
4. Then, key in your postcode or you can leave it blank if you prefer.
5. You can leave the other fields “Alamat PPV” and “Nama PPV” blank.
6. Click on “Cari” and a list of PPVs should appear.
7. Select your preferred PPV and call, email or walk-in to the premises to make an appointment.
8. Provide your name, MyKad/passport number, contact details, date of second dose and vaccine type when making the appointment.
9. Wait for the PPV to contact you in case someone cancels or doesn’t show up for their appointment.
Only individuals with the criteria below are allowed to make appointments with PPVs and it’s advisable to only register at one PPV:
- Individuals eligible for booster doses;
- Individuals who want to get the injection but has not received an appointment yet;
- Individuals who have not yet received the first or second dose of Covid-19 vaccine;
- Individuals who missed second Pfizer vaccination appointment, and
- Adolescents between the ages of 12-17 who have not completed their vaccinations.
These are the groups of people who are eligible for booster doses:
- Individuals aged 40 years and above;
- Individuals aged 18 years and above with comorbidities;
- Health, security and defence frontline workers
- Residents and staff at long-term care facilities;
- Pregnant women;
- Those travelling internationally.
The government is currently providing only Pfizer-BioNTech booster shots for free but is considering other vaccine brands as well. The booster shots are only for people who are fully vaccinated with either Pfizer or Sinovac. If you are fit the criteria above, do note that the booster shot can only be taken 90 days after your second Sinovac injection and 180 days after your second Pfizer dose.
Meanwhile, you can still check your MySejahtera app to see whether you’ve received an appointment for the booster dose and only register if you have not received a date yet.
For more information, visit protecthealth.com.my.