Walk-in for Covid-19 vaccine for seniors to help ramp up vaccination rate in Klang Valley – Minister

PUTRAJAYA, July 15 – The government will be allowing with immediate effect walk-in for Covid-19 vaccination for those above 60 years of age, Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr. Adham Baba said today.

Speaking at a joint press conference with Health Director General Tan Sri Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah, he said the pilot project will take off in the Selangor, Kuala Lumpur or Klang Valley, to help ramp up the rate of vaccination in the country.

This project is expected to expand to other parts of the country, he said, noting that many above 60 years of age have yet to be vaccinated.

He also announced that industries will be allowed to carry out 24-hour vaccination processes.

Among other initiatives announced during the press conference included the move to raise the number of beds for intensive care units, virtual home surveillance of Covid-19 positive patients under category 1 and 2.

A total of 3,000 health personnel will be also roped on a contract basis to help with patient care in hospitals, while the traffic at vaccination centres will continued to be streamlined to make the process faster for those coming in for their vaccination.

As for the pandemic situation in the country, a total of 4,003,266 people have been vaccinated with two doses as of July 15.

New cases reported overnight amounted to 13,215 while a total of 110 people have died from the virus.