Folks Without Vaccination Appointments By 1 August Can Walk In For COVID-19 Jab Next Month

This includes undocumented individuals, as well as those who are unaccounted for and have not received an appointment after 1 August.

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The COVID-19 Immunisation Task Force (JKJAV) announced that after 1 August, certain groups will be able to opt for walk-in vaccinations in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor

In a statement, JKJAV emphasised that walk-in vaccinations are strictly for those who are unaccounted for and have not received an appointment after 1 August.

"Examples of those who have not received an appointment are those who do not have identification or travel documents, as described by the coordinating minister of the National COVID-19 Immunisation Program, Khairy Jamaluddin, on 16 July, 2021," read the statement.

Meanwhile, individuals in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor who have previously registered for the vaccine will be given an appointment soonest

JKJAV noted that individuals who have not yet registered but do not have any issues doing so are also encouraged to register for vaccination as soon as possible.

"JKJAV would also like to inform that the PPVs which will operate for walk-in purposes in August will be updated and informed later, whereby the existing PPVs will not necessarily be open for this walk-in initiative," the statement added.

Those who have and will receive their vaccination appointments before 1 August are told to follow the assigned time and place.

On 16 July, Khairy Jamaluddin announced that the government was introducing 'Operation Surge Capacity' to ensure that every adult resident in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor will receive their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine by 1 August

According to Malay Mail, the Science, Technology, and Innovation Minister said during a virtual press conference, "We have made the decision that on 1 August, after we settle the Operation Surge Capacity, all PPVs in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor will be walk-in for people to receive their vaccines so we can vaccinate anybody who has not received their first doses, in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor."

He also added that JKJAV expects 1.3 million people to receive their first vaccine dose from now until 25 July, while another 1.3 million people will be receiving their first dose jabs between 26 July and 1 August.

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Read JKJAV's full statement here:

Those who have yet to register for the National COVID-19 Immunisation Programme may do so through the MySejahtera app:

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