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PICKids Extended To 31 May, After That Vaccines For Kids Aren’t Available For Free

PICKids Extended To 31 May, After That Vaccines For Kids Aren’t Available For Free

Parents can still get their kids vaccinated via walk-in at any KKM health clinics before 31 May if they have yet to receive an appointment date.

Adeline Leong

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The National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme for Children (PICKids), which was supposed to end on 15 May, has been extended to 31 May.

Deputy Health Minister I Datuk Dr Noor Azmi Ghazali said the Health Ministry (KKM) decided to extend the programme until the end of the month to compensate for the closure of PPVs during the long Hari Raya and Labour Day holidays.

This extension will give parents a chance to reschedule their child’s vaccination appointments.

Deputy Health Minister I Datuk Dr Noor Azmi Ghazali

However, this was only applicable to those who registered before 8 May and could not get the vaccination on the set date.

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Here are a few things parents should take note of:

  • Parents who have registered and made an appointment before or on 8 May 2022 and chose the vaccination date before or on 31 May 2022 can carry on with the appointment date.
  • If they have registered and made an appointment before or on 8 May 2022 but chose the vaccination date after 31 May 2022, the appointment in MySejahtera will be automatically cancelled. Parents can get their children vaccinated against Covid-19 via walk-in in any KKM health clinics.
  • Parents who registered after 8 May 2022 will not get an appointment date in MySejahtera.

Starting 16 to 31 May 2022, the first vaccine dose for children aged 5 to 12 years old will be available via walk-in at any KKM health clinics.

Parents who registered their children before 8 May 2022 but have yet to receive an appointment date are advised to bring their children to the health clinics before 31 May 2022.

The vaccinations are available on a first-come, first-serve basis at all KKM clinics. If the vaccine stock is finished on that day, parents will have to return to the clinic the next day.

After 31 May, the vaccine for children will not be available for free under PICKids. According to New Straits Times, it will be available for a fee at private clinics.

The full press release can be read on KKM’s website.


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