Walk-in for Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine booster available starting 14 Feb

Individuals who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with Sinovac vaccines and prefer to get Sinovac boosters are able to do so via walk-in. This is offered at all offsite PPVs under ProtectHealth starting next Monday, 14 February 2022.

The full list of offsite PPVs can be found on ProtectHealth’s website. To find offsite PPVs in your state, select your state and add “offsite” to “Nama PPV” in the search field.

If you have any questions, you can contact them at 03-86872525 or drop them an email at vaksincovid [@] protecthealth.com.my.

As revealed by Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin, there are 3.5 million individuals fully vaccinated with Sinovac who have not yet gotten their boosters. The Ministry of Health recommends Pfizer or AstraZeneca for their booster shot as data shows that it provides higher levels of protection than a Sinovac booster. With the recent surge of daily COVID-19 cases due to Omicron, he said any booster is still better than no booster, and Sinovac recipients can get their Sinovac boosters under the National Immunisation Programme soon.

Prior to this, Sinovac boosters are only offered to individuals who have allergies or can’t take mRNA vaccines. It is also available on the private market at private clinics.

Khairy has revealed yesterday that less than 50% of Malays have gotten their boosters while over 80% of Chinese in Malaysia have been boosted. The breakdown also revealed that 56.4% of Indians in Malaysia have been boosted while 49.6% of other Bumiputra ethnic groups have been boosted.

source: soyacincau