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JOHOR BAHRU (Sept 20): Five vaccination centres (PPV) in the district today started to provide the walk-in vaccination, aiming to speed up the Covid-19 vaccination process in the state, said Johor Bahru district officer Datuk Abdul Rahman Salleh.

He said the Taman Nusantara PPV, Gelang Patah; Iskandar Malaysia Studios PPV (IMS), Iskandar Puteri; Midvalley Southkey PPV, Johor Bahru; and Taman Mawar PPV, Pasir Gudang will operate for four days until Sept 24, while the OKU Sentral PPV at the MBJB Arena Larkin Aquatic Centre is open until Sept 30.

Abdul Rahman said another PPV at Dewan Muafakat Johor Taman Adda will be opened for walk-in vaccine recipients on Sept 23 and 24.

He said the walk-in vaccination drive was also carried out to achieve the target of 100% residents in Johor Bahru get inoculated with at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine.

As of Sept 18, the first-dose vaccination rate in the district was at 96.8%.

“The walk-in vaccination initiative is carried out on a first-come-first-serve basis and aimed at helping residents who have yet to get their appointment date through the MySejahtera application to be vaccinated,” he said in a statement today.

Abdul Rahman said at the PPVs have the capacity to administer between 300 and 1,000 doses of vaccine a day.

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