PETALING JAYA: Intense interest in registration for the AstraZeneca vaccine for Covid-19 had thousands swarming the site, which led to problems when applications opened at noon on Sunday (May 2).
The following is a timeline of what has happened so far.
11.00: Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Khairy Jamaluddin tweets to tell people what to expect when they register for the AstraZeneca vaccine. The registration site will list dates and venues to get the jab
12:00: Khairy announces that registration for AstraZeneca vaccine is now open, adds that any bookings received before 12pm were not recorded
Confusion ensues as many complain about not seeing the grid listing vaccination centres and appointment dates.
12.15pm: Registration site properly displays lists of vaccination centres and appointment dates.
12.30pm: Registrations pour in as people start selecting their preferred date and venue.
1pm: As of 1pm, registration for the AstraZeneca vaccine is ongoing.
1.26pm: Good news for those still trying to get a Covid-19 vaccine appointment; 160,000 AstraZeneca vaccination slots are still up for grabs, says Khairy
He tweeted the availability at 1.15pm on Sunday (May 2), prefacing it with “100k appointments logged so far.”
Head to http://www.vaksincovid.gov.my to secure your slot.
2.27pm: Last 50,000 slots left for AstraZeneca vaccine. Only vaccination centres available are World Trade Centre KL and Ideal Convention Centre Shah Alam
2.45 pm: After an initial hiccup, many praises for quick replies from people registering for the vaccine
3.20pm: Khairy announces in a tweet that all appointment slots have been filled up.
“All AZ slots are fully booked. My apologies for the initial glitch and multiple refreshes You can still click on the grey boxes to put yourself on a wait list for next couple of hours. We will start pushing appointments to your MySejahtera or by SMS soon,” he said.
100k appointments logged so far. 160k still available. pic.twitter.com/MoG5ciXBLV
— Khairy Jamaluddin (@Khairykj) May 2,2021