Malaysians Can Now Join A Waiting List To Get A Booster Dose Appointment

Malaysians Can Now Join A Waiting List To Get A Booster Dose Appointment
Source – Today Online

ProtectHealth Corp. has recommended those who are eligible for a booster dose but have not yet received the appointment date to sign up for a waiting list at the nearest vaccination centre (PPV).


Malaysians Can Now Join A Waiting List To Get A Booster Dose Appointment

ProtectHealth Corp. has recommended those who are eligible for a booster dose but have not yet received the appointment date to sign up for a waiting list at the nearest vaccination centre (PPV).

The suggestion was made after the Health Ministry decided to expedite the process of receiving a booster dose for Pfizer, Moderna, and AstraZeneca vaccination recipients.

The current booster interval is three months after the second dose, lowered from six months before.

This was in response to the global spread of the Omicron variant and Covid-19.

There is substantial evidence that the initial vaccination series give insufficient protection against the new variant. It has been shown that a booster dose effectively restores protection against infection.

ProtectHealth advises those who are eligible and have not received the MySejahtera appointment yet, they may register on the waitlist at the PPV of their choice,” said ProtectHealth today.

Source - FMT

ProtectHealth is a fully owned subsidiary of the Ministry of Health and serves as a liaison for the corporate sector’s involvement in the National Covid-19 Immunisation Program.

The booster doses are made freely available. Appointments are being made via MySejahtera to qualified individuals, with older citizens and those with comorbidities given precedence.

If these priority appointments are cancelled or no-shows, those on the waiting list may be called up to get the booster dose instead.

Individuals who have already been assigned an appointment are encouraged to keep it and avoid registering on a waiting list.

ProtectHealth has detailed the procedure for registering on a waiting list. The following stages had remained mostly unaltered since Nov 22, when the waiting list system was implemented:

  1. Visit here for ProtectHealth’s list of immunisation centres.
  2. From the list, choose a PPV that is appropriate for you. The list will be updated on a regular basis.
  3. Register with a call, email, or in person at the PPV of your choice. It is recommended that you register for just one PPV to prevent duplicate booking.
  4. Once you have successfully registered, the PPV will call you and others on the waiting list in the event that someone who was assigned an appointment through MySejahtera does not show up or cancels.
  5. Follow the PPV’s instructions to receive your booster dose.

ProtectHealth reported that 1,951 private health facilities, including clinics, hospitals, and ambulatory care centres, operate as PPVs.

Also, ProtectHealth has 76 off-site PPVs capable of administering 500 to 3,000 booster doses each day, as well as 72 outreach PPVs.

Source – Malaysiakini

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