Walk-in vaccinations for children

"Parents and guardians are advised to be more sensitive to first check the list of PPVs who perform walk-in vaccinations and take the opportunity to vaccinate their children during school holidays," the Ministry of Health said.

Starting 1 March 2022 (Tuesday), parents and guardians will be able to walk in and get their children/wards vaccinated against COVID-19 at selected vaccination centres (PPVs) in Malaysia.

This is part of efforts to make it easier for parents and guardians to get their children/wards vaccinated, the Ministry of Health said on Thursday (24 February).

As of 23 February, a total of 661,752 (18.6%) children aged five to under 12 years have received one dose of the vaccine since it began on 3 February, the ministry shared.

Among the states with the highest coverage are Sarawak (34.7%) followed by Melaka (31.6%), Penang (25.7%), and Perak (24.4%). However, there are states that have not yet reached 10% coverage, namely Kelantan (6.1%), Terengganu (7.5%), and Sabah (8.9%).

MOH said the State Health Department will issue a list of PPVs soon. "Parents and guardians are advised to be more sensitive to first check the list of PPVs who perform walk-in vaccinations and take the opportunity to vaccinate their children during the school holidays."

At the same time, the ministry said it will activate the appointment booking system in the MySejahtera application in stages today (25 February), to allow the booking of vaccination appointments starting March 7, 2022. Through this method, parents/guardians can choose the appropriate date, time, and vaccination centre. The steps for booking an appointment can be found here


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