40% of individuals who had been scheduled for the booster dose failed to show up for the vaccination in recent weeks.
Walk-Ins May Be Allowed For Booster Dose Says Khairy
In a meeting today, the government will determine whether to allow walk-ins for COVID-19 booster doses, Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said.
He said that this arose as a result of 40% of individuals who had been scheduled for the booster dose failing to show up for the vaccination.
“This evening I will be chairing the CITF (COVID-19 Immunisation Task Force) meeting and we will decide on those who want the booster dose," he said at a press conference after Malaysia’s launch as a Hepatitis-C Treatment Destination today.
Khairy said this in response to a question about the government’s goals and strategies in light of the fact that 40% of individuals who obtained booster vaccination appointment dates did not show up to get the shots.
source - the economic times
Concerns have been expressed about the prospect of an increase in hospital admissions if the number of people receiving their booster dose continues to be low.
Booster dosing for fully vaccinated individuals started nationwide on Oct 13 to ensure that the immunity acquired after their doses are sustained for an optimum time, particularly against Delta variant infections.