Kuala Lumpur Post


AstraZeneca to be offered at designated PPVs : Khairy

Putrajaya – The government will start to administer AstraZeneca vaccine shots at designated vaccination centres (PPVs) which will be established soon.

National COVID-19 Immunisation Programme Coordinating Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said that the public could register to get the vaccine voluntarily at the PPV based on a ‘first come first serve’ basis.

He said that the move was made to address the people’s fears and concerns about the vaccine, apart from not wanting to disrupt the ongoing immunisation programme.

“Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba and I have discussed AstraZeneca in detail… we do not want to waste this effective and safe vaccine, but at the same time we understand that science and facts cannot overcome public concerns.

“We will open designated PPVs for the vaccines and it will not be administered at the regular PPVs… so those who have seen all the data on the vaccines can come forward to register voluntarily,” he said in a joint press conference with Dr Adham on the development of the National COVID-19 Immunisation Programme today. – Bernama