Kuala Lumpur May 21 — The second round of opt-ins for the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine will open for registration at noon Sunday (May 23), says Khairy Jamaluddin.

The coordinating minister for the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme said priority would be given for those aged 60 and above in Klang Valley, Penang, Johor, Kuching and Miri.

Khairy said senior citizens could register via www.vaksincovid.gov.my while a quota would be set aside for senior citizens to sign up through the community outreach at district health offices.

It was reported that a total of 1.1 million doses of the vaccine would be made available to the public this time around.

“The majority of the appointment spots will be available through the website. On May 26, the spots that are not taken up by senior citizens will be opened to those below the age of 60,” he had said.

He also announced that those who had registered in the first round and put on the waiting list would get to set their appointment under the second round.

The first registration for the AstraZeneca vaccine was held on May 2 for 268,000 people in the Klang Valley on a first-come first-served basis. All the doses were booked within three hours.

With an order of 6.4 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine expected to be delivered later, Khairy said Malaysia would not add more of this vaccine to the portfolio.


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