Walk-in vaccination centres to open for teens starting Thursday

A welcome relief for parents

PUTRAJAYA – Teenagers aged 12 to 17-years old can now walk in to receive their COVID-19 vaccine. There will be 156 vaccination centres (PPV) available nationwide starting Thursday (Sept 23).

Following the school-reopening , parents raised their concerns about their children’s health. Thus, the Ministry of Health has been planning to speed up the vaccination of teenagers from 12 to 17 years old.

They announced the target of vaccinating 3 million teenagers by 2022. You can read about their plan here:

Distributed by schools

Deputy Minister of Health Datuk Dr Noor Azmi Ghazali said that vaccines will be distributed by schools located close to designated PPVs.

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Photo via Twitter/ @DrNoorAzmi

He added that, meanwhile, vaccination appointments will be on a rotational basis according to the set date and time.

“We will issue the schedule to teenagers and their parents by respective schools.

“Those who have received an appointment date through the school are not eligible for the walk-in,” he said in a statement today.

In addition, Dr Noor Azmi said that teenagers who opt to skip physical classes can head over to a PPV closest to their home.

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“If the quota at the PPV has been exhausted for the day, students will be assigned to a nearby private health clinic nearby or back to the PPV the next day,” he said.

Hence, parents please be alert of the schedule from respective schools.

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Author: J.W Chan
Proofreader: Sarah Yeoh