KUALA LUMPUR, May 2 — AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine slots for Kuala Lumpur and Selangor residents have been fully booked in just three hours and 20 minutes, after the registration opened at 12 noon.
National COVID-19 Immunisation Programme Coordinating Minister Khairy Jamaluddin who has been sharing the update on the registration process via his Twitter account said those who had registered would received appointment details on their MySejahtera apps or SMS soon.
While those who did not manage to secure their slot could still put themselves on the waiting list via the same website at http://vaksincovid.gov.my, he said on Twitter.
Yesterday, Khairy said the AstraZeneca opt-in would be opened to 268,000 people initially on a first click, first-served basis in the website for KL and Selangor residents and the first appointment for the vaccination slots would be available on May 5 at designated vaccination centres (PPV).
The PPVs include Universiti Malaya (UM), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), World Trade Centre Kuala Lumpur, and IDCC Shah Alam.
Khairy was also reported as saying that the Special Committee on COVID-19 Vaccine Supply Access Guarantee (JKJAV) will roll out the same initiatives in other states pending further deliveries of AstraZeneca vaccine.
He noted that the government was also scheduled to receive a million more doses of AstraZeneca vaccine this month via the COVID-19 Vaccines Global Access (COVAX).
“We will expand the opt-in in other states, except Sarawak which has declined and ensure those without access to Internet as well as others can also sign up,” he said.