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All Mega PPVs will be closed starting 16 March, walk-ins allowed at 2 PPVs

Health General-director Datuk Dr Noor Hisham has announced that all mega vaccination centres (PPVs) will be closed beginning 16 March.

In a Facebook post on 5 March, he said until then, Covid-19 vaccinations will be open strictly for walk-ins only at PPV Axiata Arena Bukit Jalil and PPV World Trade Centre (WTC) Kuala Lumpur.

The 2 PPVs will be open from 9 am to 6 pm and the targeted groups are,

  • Children aged 5 to 11 (1st Dose)
  • Teenagers aged 12 to 17 (1st Dose/ 2nd Dose)
  • Adults aged 18 and above (1st Dose/ 2nd Dose/ Booster Dose)

According to Malay Mail, there were more than 1 million children between five and 11 years old had received the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine under PICKids as of 5 March.

While Pfizer remains the preferred choice for children’s vaccination, Sinovac will be made available at selected vaccination centres.

On the data from CovidNow as of 6 March, 14,984,241 adults (63.7% of the population) in the country have received their booster dose, 22,927,098 (97.4%) completed the vaccination, and 23,203,753 (98.6%) received at least one dose of the vaccine.

On the other hand, 2,830,746 teenagers aged between 12 and 17 (91% of their population) have completed the vaccination and 2,930,978 (94.2%) have received at least one dose of the vaccine.

Malaysia also recorded a total of 67 deaths due to Covid-19 on 5 March, with Selangor recording 14 cases, followed by Kedah (12), Johor (10), Perak (8), Sabah (7) and 4 cases each in Melaka and Perlis, according to the Health Ministry’s GitHub portal.

Pahang and Kelantan recorded 3 cases each. Negeri Sembilan and Penang had 1 death each.

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