KUALA LUMPUR (May 1): Kuala Lumpur and Selangor residents who want to take the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine will be able to book their slots from noon tomorrow on a "first click, first served" basis.

National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme Coordinating Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said those interested will only need to register at http://vaksincovid.gov.my and select their preferred date and designated vaccine dispensing centre (PPV).

He said the first appointment for the vaccination slots will be available on May 5 at PPV Universiti Malaya (UM), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), World Trade Centre Kuala Lumpur and IDCC Shah Alam.

“Once you have picked a PPV and date, you will be notified of your vaccination time on MySejahtera or via SMS. This is the only way to opt in for [the] AstraZeneca [vaccine]. News of certain hospitals taking bookings for the AZ (AstraZeneca) vaccine is untrue.

“This AstraZeneca opt-in is open to 268,000 people initially on a 'first click, first served' basis on the website for Kuala Lumpur and Selangor residents.

“If successful, JKJAV (the Special Committee on Covid-19 Vaccine Supply Access Guarantee) will roll it out to other states pending further deliveries by AstraZeneca,” he said in his Twitter post today.

On Wednesday, the government announced that the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine will be offered on a “first come, first served” basis to Kuala Lumpur and Selangor residents.

The move is meant to address the people’s fears and concerns about the vaccine, apart from not wanting to disrupt the ongoing immunisation programme.

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