Teens-PICK walk-in vaccination to start September 23 at 156 PPV – Minister Khairy

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PUTRAJAYA: A total of 5,964 schools have registered with the “Vaksin-Anak-Ku portal under the Teens National COVID-19 Immunisation Programme (PICK) that started on 20th Sept.2021.

Minister of Health (MOH), Khairy Jamaluddin said, the government’s target is to have 3.2 million teenagers aged 12 -17 years to be vaccinated under PICK to ensure the infection risk will be reduced while preventing clusters to be formed among the school mates.

“As of 20th Sept.2021, 308,186 teenagers have received their first COVID-19 dose with Sabah recording 118,141 followed by Sarawak 88,473, Kedah 19,453, Kelantan 17,413, Johor 16,019 and Labuan 2,523.

“I would like to announce that with the cooperation of the Ministry of Education (MOE) the vaccination of the teenagers will also be implemented via scheduled walk-in to make the process easier and faster.

“The vaccination of Teens- PICK via scheduled walk-in will be implemented following the schools’ locations that are nearby the Vaccination Centres (PPV) and will begin following the turn, dates and time that have been set. The schedule will be issued by the schools to the teenagers and the parents,” Khairy said in a statement here today.

However, Khairy said, the Teens-PICK walk-in vaccination at 156 PPV will only start on 23rd Sept.2021 involving all categories of teenagers including those not schooling. For those not schooling, they can walk-in at any 156 PPV that are close to their houses and they will be given appointments at the PPV or at the private clinic nearby.

Teenagers studying in the public/private institute of higher learning aged below 18 are allowed to walk-in at all PPV that are still in operation by showing the identity card as a student. The parents or guardians have to be present to sign a permission form for the vaccination.

Meanwhile, for teenagers who have received the vaccination dates at the school PPV, the group of students will have to maintain the appointments at the school PPV that have fixed the date and walk-in at the public or integrated PPV are not allowed. –Malaysia World News

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