1,055 Schools to Serve as PICKids Vaccination Centres

In line with the National COVID-19 Immunisation Programme for Children (PICKids), 1,055 schools will serve as vaccination centres (PPVs).

Acting as locations for group vaccinations, the PPVs are expected to begin operations by this coming Monday.  

Deputy Health Minister, Datuk Dr. Noor Azmi Ghazali, said that the initiative is carried out with the cooperation of the Ministry of Education in order to facilitate the vaccination process. 

Noor Azmi Ghazali, who is also leading the COVID-19 Immunisation Task Force for Children (CITF-C), explained that more PPVs will be added if necessary. 

“The list of names of eligible children will be prepared by the schools.

“The administration of vaccines will be done either by the school health service team or private medical practitioners,” he mentioned in a statement yesterday. 

Parents and guardians with the MySejahtera app must register their children as dependants in order to receive vaccination appointments and the digital vaccination certificate. 

On the other hand, for parents and guardians who do not have access to the MySejahtera app, the date and location of appointments will be informed by the school administration. 

These efforts are in line with the launch of the PICKids programme on a national scale since February 3 targeting 2.6 million children of ages 5 to 12 years old. 


Rosli Mansor


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