The registration for AstraZeneca vaccine has been fully booked after the registration through the Covid-19 Vaccine supply (JKJAV) website opened yesterday [May 2] at 12 PM.
The vaccination, which is set on a voluntary basis, has received overwhelming initial traffic due to mass registration attempts within the first few minutes. It later showed a total of 260,000 available slots been taken up after three hours.
This appointment system method has also received a positive response from the public as it provides them with the option to choose their preferred timing and location which will increase their likelihood to show up.
As of now, this procurement is limited for Klang Valley and Selangor residents. However, the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme’s coordinating minister, Khairy Jamaluddin said, they will expand the inoculation to other areas, as the demand remains high.
Khairy further said they have closed the waiting list and there will be more vaccines scheduled for delivery with the waiting list given priority.
The public has also suggested for the next batch to be scheduled using the same first-come-first-serve basis method.
“Those individuals who have managed to book their slots are advised to follow the scheduled appointment and facilitate a smooth rolling out process,” he added.
The location for the vaccination centres include World Trade Centre Kuala Lumpur (WTCKL), Ideal Convention Centre Shah Alam (IDCC), University Malaya (UM) and University Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM).
Khairy said as the interval period for AstraZeneca is 12 weeks, the government would have ample time to accommodate the second shots if the second dose of the vaccine arrives as scheduled this month.