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Children Aged 12 To 17 Can Walk In To Get Their Covid-19 Vaccine Jab From 23 Sept

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According to an announcement by the Health Ministry, children aged 12 to 17 can now get their Covid-19 vaccine jab at any of the 156 centres set up by the ministry. Appointments for the adolescent immunisation programme will be decided by schools which will then inform parents on the set date and time.

“This is scheduled to start on September 23 involving all teenagers including those not schooling. All they need is to walk-in to a PPV near their homes However, if the quota for vaccines is finished at a particular PPV they will be given an appointment for the next day or at the closest private clinic,” Deputy Health Minister Datuk Dr Noor Azmi Ghazali said.

“For those in higher learning institutions aged 18 and above, they can also walk-in and show their student cards. They must be accompanied by a parent or guardian for consent. Those in schools who have appointments for their vaccination from their schools must make sure they keep the appointment and are not allowed to walk-in to any integrated or public PPV,” he added.

However, do note that only one parent or guardian will be able to accompany the child or children to get vaccinated. Parents are also advised to make sure their children don't overexert themselves for at least a week after getting vaccinated.


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