Malaysia will start accepting bookings for the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine today starting from 12pm via the vaksincovid.gov.my website. Ahead of the appointment booking, Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Khairy Jamaluddin has shared the full schedule of the available appointment slots and venues for the voluntary vaccine program.
To recap, the AstraZeneca vaccines are offered to adults (aged 18 years old and above) who are residing in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor. It will be offered to the first 268,000 people on a first-come, first-served basis. The VaksinCovid website will display the available slots that are available in each location.
There are a total of 4 vaccination centres for the AstraZeneca vaccines and here’s the full list:
- World Trade Centre Kuala Lumpur (WTCKL)
- Ideal Convention Centre Shah Alam (IDCC)
- Universiti Malaya (UM) – Dewan 1 Bangunan Peperiksaan
- Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) – Dewan Gemilang
The vaccination appointments are available from 5th May until 6th June 2021.
The booking is open to those who have registered for the national COVID-19 immunisation program and there’s no need to re-register. Once bookings are open, you can choose your preferred date and one of the four vaccination centres. You’ll also receive a notification via MySejahtera after you’ve secured a slot.
To learn more about the AstraZeneca vaccine, you can refer to the official document by the Special Committee on Ensuring Access to COVID-19 vaccine supply (JKJAV) which outlines the risks and benefits. Alternatively, you can also refer to our previous post.