It’s open to anyone who’s eligible for the booster vaccine regardless of whether they were previously under the Selvax programme.
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Selangor residents are now able to receive free Sinovac booster shots starting today (8 December) regardless of whether or not they were previously under the Selvax programme.
According to Selangor Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Amirudin Shari, 157,000 Sinovac booster doses had been allocated under the first phase of the Selvax vaccination programme for those who have completed the first two Covid-19 vaccine doses.
According to The Edge, it’s open to anyone who is eligible for the booster vaccine.
Those who are above the age of 18 and have completed their first two doses of Covid-19 vaccine can receive their booster shots via:
- Walk-in into any participating Selcare clinics or
- Make an appointment using the Selangkah app
Here’s a list of participating Selcare clinics.
After getting the booster jab, their details will be reflected in their MySejahtera app too.
Why get the booster shot?
According to The Star, Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin urged those who are eligible for the booster shot to take it because the efficacy wanes soonest compared to the other vaccines.
While Sinovac is effective, there is evidence its effectiveness wanes sooner. That’s why we want you to take whatever booster is on offer.Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin tweeted on 20 November.
Why a shorter booster interval for Sinovac (3 months) vs Pfizer/AZ (6 months)? While Sinovac is effective, there is evidence it’s effectiveness wanes sooner. This is Cat 4 & 5 weekly admission into Hosp Sg Buloh. That’s why we want you to take whatever booster is on offer. pic.twitter.com/Fo1FVgwXpL— Khairy Jamaluddin 🇲🇾🌺 (@Khairykj) November 20, 2021
The fast waning period is also the reason why the interval for Sinovac booster shots is three months, instead of six months like Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines.