Drive-Thru Covid-19 Vaccinations Approved by Gov’t After Pilot-Testing in Kelantan

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What’s more popular than a McDonald’s drive-thru during a pandemic? A Covid-19 vaccination drive-thru.

And that’s exactly what took place at the Hospital Universiti Sains Malaysia (HUSM) Kubang Kerian, Kelantan when 131 individuals showed up to get their jabs using a newly implemented drive-thru system that is an initiative under the COVID-19 Immunisation Task Force (CITF).

Director of HUSM, Professor Datuk Dr Ahmad Sukari Halim said that it was implemented following the two phases which happened on 22 March, involving 123 recipients that consisted of frontliners, and the second phase on 25 May.

In the second phase, 8 individuals received the vaccine by registering through HUSM.

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However, not everyone is eligible for the drive-thru vaccine since only those that fit the criteria based on a doctor’s evaluation can get the jab through this method.

Khairy Jamaluddin stated that instructions and guidelines for the drive-thru vaccine will be released so that all states can participate in this new method.

One of the more important requirements would be to allocate a duration of surveillance to ensure that recipients are fine before driving off.

At the moment, Khairy is already considering all of the public’s suggestions so the drive-thru system can run in all states as soon as possible.