Minister Khairy Jamaluddin shared only states that have completed almost 90% of the second phase can enter the third phase of PICK.
Phase three of Malaysia’s National COVID-19 Immunisation Programme (Programme Imunisasi COVID-19 Kebangsaan, or PICK) will start today (21 June) in Klang Valley, with vaccine administration at Bukit Jalil Stadium, involving adults 18 years and above, according to the coordinating Minister of the National COVID-19 Immunisation Programme, Khairy Jamaluddin.
In his speech (20 June), he explained that this transition was because 99% of the elderly and the disabled (orang kurang upaya, or OKU) in Kuala Lumpur, and 88% in Selangor had received at least the first dose or had an appointment, as also shared in a report from Astro Awani.
"Therefore, I have decided that the third phase in the Klang Valley will begin tomorrow, Monday (21 June).”
Only states that have completed almost 90% of the second phase can enter the third phase, he highlighted.
His speech also explained that senior citizens who have not registered through the MySejahtera application for vaccination before, but have registered when entering the third phase, will be first on the vaccination list.
"This means that vaccinations will be done simultaneously, we will not take vaccines that are allocated to the elderly, instead we do have additional vaccines for the third phase," he said, as cited in Astro Awani.
Beyond that, he shared that some districts such as Putrajaya, which have completed vaccinations for the elderly and the disabled, have entered the third phase a few weeks ago.
As it stands, according to the Special Committee for Ensuring Access to COVID-19 Vaccine Supply’s (Jawatankuasa Khas Jaminan Akses Bekalan Vaksin COVID-19, or JKJAV) statistics, there are 528 vaccination centres in Malaysia; with 15,248,934 Malaysians registered for vaccination, of which 4,086,087 are vaccinated.