Selangor public health clinics to become vaccination venues

Selangor intends to use all its public clinics under the health ministry (klinik kesihatan) as venues to administer Covid-19 vaccines, particularly for patients with chronic illnesses, state health director Dr Sha’ari Ngadiman said.

“We have proposed this to the health ministry. They strongly support the move and I will get official permission,” he told reporters after visiting the Ideal Convention Centre (IDCC) here today for the first day of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine opt-in exercise.

In addition, he said the department would also carry out an immunisation exercise for bedridden patients through an outreach programme conducted by state health workers.

In the meantime, he said a total of 42,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine will be given at IDCC with an estimate of 3,000 doses a day starting today until June 6.

At the same time, he advised the public not to try their luck with “walk-ins” or to linger at vaccination centres (PPV) to prevent congestion.

“We already have a waiting list, so there is no need for them to try their luck coming to the PPV. We have never given vaccines to walk-in cases,” he said. - FMT