The Malaysian government expects to start allowing for walk-in COVID-19 vaccinations in the near future. This may come as soon as September of this year, according to Khairy Jamaluddin, the minister coordinating the National COVID-19 Immunisation Programme.
The Malay Mail reports that the government will still be prioritising the vaccination of those who pre-registered to get their shots. The report quotes Khairy as saying this can be done by late August or early September. About 14.6 million people have registered to get their vaccine appointments. And Khairy said he expects them to get at least their first shot by the end of August.
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Beyond that, vaccination centres can be opened for others to register when they walk in. As he describes it, “you just go, and show up, get registered and you get vaccinated”.
As of yesterday, the total number of people who have gotten their first shot sits at 3.6 million. That would mean about 11 million more people will have to get at least their first dose before walk-in vaccinations become possible. And it does seem like a large number of people to go through in less than three months. And that’s not yet taking into consideration people waiting for their second shot.
(Source: Malay Mail)