The Ministry of Health (KKM) has yet to issue any instruction regarding the final date for the administration of the first booster dose at health or private clinics.
Meanwhile, the second booster dose is still being administered for free at health clinics and hospitals (Special PPV) till further instruction from the KKM.
Executive Councillor for Health, Science, Environment and Green Technology, Mohd Akmal Kamaruddin stated that the health facilities in Perak which offer the second booster dose are 9 government hospitals, 69 health clinics and 139 private health facilities.
“Till May 10 a total of 4,893 individuals have obtained the second booster dose in the state.
“The data is obtained from the management of the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme (PICK),” he said recently via a statement on Facebook.
From the total, 1,927 recipients were aged 60 and above which was 0.54% of the total elderly population.
Meanwhile, 2,966 recipients were aged 18 till 59 which was 0.19% of total population for that age range.
Mohd Akmal added that children aged 5 after May 31 can still obtain the Covid-19 vaccine at health or private clinics for free by making appointments on the MySejahtera application.
He advised parents to register their children as dependants on the application to obtain appointments or walk-in to the set Vaccination Centre (PPV).
“Choose to vaccinate your children as its benefits far outweigh the risks of being unvaccinated.