40 per cent adult population in all states should have two dose COVID-19 vaccination on 31st August 2021 – Minister Khairy

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PUTRAJAYA AUG 2: All the states nationwide are permitted to have walk-in COVID-19 vaccination session starting next week for the senior citizens as 95 per cent of them have been registered.

Coordinating Minister of the National COVID-19 Immunisation Programme (NIP) Khairy Jamaluddin said, the states’ COVID-19 Immunisation Task Force (CITF) can announce the dates for the walk-in at the chosen PPV as principally NIP has agreed on that concept.
Khairy added, the senior citizens can walk in at any Vaccination Centre (PPV) for their first dose as the appointment of the second dose will be notified later.

“In the Klang Valley, starting from 2pm today, people aged above 40 with co morbidities and without appointments or registered with MySejahtera can walk in at nine selected PPV. All the left outs will have their vaccinations by 22nd August 2021,” Khairy said in a virtual press conference held here today.

Khairy who is also the Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation said, the Ops Surge Capacity (OSC) in Klang Valley had ended yesterday with appointments recorded from 26th July until 1st August 2021 totalling 1,655,217.

He said, according to CITF data, 96.7 per cent of the adults in Klang Valley had received their first dose while 37.5 per cent had completed their two dose COVID-19 vaccination.

However he said, at least 70.8% of the population in Klang Valley had received one dose while 27.4 per cent with complete two dose vaccination. The remaining who has not received will have theirs at the end of the week whether via non-citizens vaccination session at the Bukit Jalil or at several PPV that have been selected for walk-in.

“The OSC has been successful as we are in the Mop-Up Phase and could be completed shortly,” Khairy added.

Khairy hopes the number of COVID-19 infections, hospitalisations and deaths will be reduced in Klang Valley when the population has been fully vaccinated after two weeks.

On another development Khairy said, on the whole, 26 million vaccine doses have been distributed nationwide. In August 2021, the distributions of doses are based on two criteria namely the areas with the highest number of COVID-19 cases and the states with the lowest vaccination rates.

“We are catching up with time as our target is for all the states to have 40 per cent of its adult population to receive two doses of COVID-19 vaccination on Independence Day, 31st August 2021,” he reiterated.- Malaysia World News

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