IPOH: Parents have been urged not to take their children attending daily schools to vaccination centres (PPV) for walk-in inoculation.
Deputy Education Minister Datuk Dr Mah Hang Soon instead said daily school students have to wait for their respective schools to provide their allocated dates for walk-in vaccination at any selected PPV to avoid overcrowding.
“For normal school or daily school, they must follow the schedule given and parents are not supposed to just take their children to any PPV.
“There is a lot of confusion on this matter and some PPVs are even congested. It is such an unnecessary mess. The appointment will be given to every school in the country.
“So they should wait for their turn and not to go to any PPV because it creates a congestion there,” he said when contacted today.
On Tuesday, the ministry released a list of selected vaccination centres PPV for children aged between 12 and 17.
There are 156 walk-in PPVs involved in the exercise nationwide, which will start operation on Thursday for “scheduled walk-in”.
However, daily school students have to wait for their respective schools to give their allocated dates at these PPVs to avoid overcrowding.
Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin was reported as saying the government had approved all states to start their vaccination programme for the adolescent group, with a target of inoculating 3.2 million teenagers in Malaysia. -NST