KUALA LUMPUR, May 26  — One million slots for the latest round of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine opt-in registration were snapped up in one and a half hours, despite much technical hiccups after its opening at noon today.

According to a tweet by the COVID-19 Immunisation Task Force (CITF) at 1.27 pm, the appointment booking for the vaccine was closed and those eligible would receive an appointment soon.

Earlier, CITF informed that over 300,000 slots for the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccination had been booked as of 12.56 pm today, less than an hour after the registration opened to people aged under 60.

Coordinating Minister for the National COVID-19 Immunisation Programme, Khairy Jamaluddin had on Monday said that the registration would open at noon, However, CITF on Twitter today notified a 15- minute delay as the vaccine booking page was still being updated.   

A number of people voiced out their frustration on social media due to technical glitches for the booking process.

The AstraZeneca vaccine booking was opened to residents in Johor, Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Sarawak and Selangor aged 18 years and above.

Previously, the booking slots were opened to people aged 60 and above on Sunday (May 23). 


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