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Individuals who wish to walk in for their booster doses must have a digital vaccination certificate on MySejahtera. Those with no digital vaccination certificate because they do not have a smartphone should bring along a physical vaccination card to the PPV.

Effective 29 January 2022 (Saturday), Malaysia will allow walk-ins for adults aged 18 and above to take their COVID-19 booster shots, nationwide.  

This comes as part of efforts to allow more people in Malaysia to gain "optimal immunity protection" following the recent increase in COVID-19 cases and clusters in the country, Minister for Health Khairy Jamaluddin said on Friday (28 January).

As of 27 January 2022, a total of 11,531,403, or 49.3% of the Malaysian population aged 18 years and above, have received a booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, he shared.

With walk-ins now open, Minister Khairy said individuals getting their booster shots from private medical practitioners at private vaccination centres (PPVs) are requested to contact the clinic to determine the appropriate time to obtain the shot. "This is to avoid congestion and ensure that SOPs can be complied with at all times, taking into account the limited space in private clinics."

The list of PPVs (GPs) and PPVs (Offsite) can be checked on the ProtectHealth website, which will be updated from time to time, the minister added.

The type of vaccine given is limited to the supply available at each PPV. Individuals who wish to walk in for their booster doses must have a digital vaccination certificate on MySejahtera. Those with no digital vaccination certificate because they do not have a smartphone should bring along a physical vaccination card to the PPV.

Minister Khairy concluded: "The MOH expects the mobility of the population in the country to increase and more social activities or family gatherings will take place in view of the Chinese New Year celebrations soon.

"In this regard, the MOH strongly encourages all residents in Malaysia who are qualified to get a booster dose immediately to protect themselves, families, and communities, especially the elderly, individuals with comorbidities, pregnant women, young children, and those who are not eligible to be vaccinated due to problems. health."


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