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9 MARCH 2022 – With the nation reaching over 64 percent of adults having received their booster vaccination, Offsite PPVs for COVID-19 vaccine booster dose registered under ProtectHealth Corporation Sdn. Bhd. (ProtectHealth) will gradually cease their operations starting March 2022. The Offsite PPVs were opened to accelerate the booster dose programme and have achieved this objective, whilst the remaining vaccination will be undertaken by the Onsite PPVs.

ProtectHealth is committed to carrying out the National COVID-19 Immunisation Programme (PICK) by maintaining onsite PPVs and several Offsite PPVs to administer booster doses to the nation. Currently, under ProtectHealth there are 1,102 onsite PPVs and 111 offsite PPVs operating this week.

Previously, over 2,000 PPVs registered under ProtectHealth had been tasked to administer the booster dose. Following this, those planning to obtain their booster or primary series vaccination (dose 1 and 2), shots have been advised to check the list of the PPVs at ProtectHealth’s website: to avoid any inconvenience. The list of the PPVs registered with ProtectHealth will be updated from time to time.

ProtectHealth’s Chief Executive Officer Dato’ Dr. Anas Alam Faizli urges those who have not obtained their COVID-19 vaccine booster dose to immediately receive their shots, as the vaccine is proven to reduce the severity of the disease as well as reduce hospitalisation rate and fatality.

ProtectHealth Chief Executive Officer, Dato’ Dr. Anas Alam Faizli advises parents to get their children vaccinated against COVID-19 to protect them from serious complications, particularly Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C).

“Most of the Offsite PPVs venues were at the community and convention halls, shopping malls, etc. It was convenient for Members of the Public to receive their booster dose as there were many options to walk-in. However, many of the Offsite PPVs will gradually wind down their operations.

“We strongly encourage everyone to immediately get your booster dose. Also, with the present Omicron wave, vaccination is the best defence to prevent those infected from having severe symptoms. Please protect yourself, your family and everyone. Protect your health,” he said.

As of March 7, 2022, over 15 million booster doses have been administered and 77.5% or 11.6 million doses were contributed by Private Medical Practitioners (PMPs) and Healthcare Non-Government Organisations (NGOs) under ProtectHealth.

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