I received my 1st dose of COVID 19 vaccine today. The vaccine I received was Sinovac. The vaccination centre, I was designated to was the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. Time of appointment was 12.30pm.
Since today is Sunday, driving to the KL city was a breeze. As we are still under the Movement Control Order, there was not much traffic on Jalan Loke Yew heading on to Jalan Tun Razak. Alhamdulillah.
I parked at Level C ~ Concourse Car Park. Was promptly greeted by KLCC staff who asked,” Pakcik nak gi mana?” meaning,” Uncle, where are you going?”
I replied that I was heading to the Vaccination Centre. They pointed me to the nearest entrance, and I made my way through to be greeted by uniformed personnel. They greeted me politely and asked to see my MySejahtera status.
After confirming my current status to be healthy and fit for vaccination, I was accompanied by one of them and showed the way to the escalator. He was a Malay officer and guided me all the way to the main entry point of the vaccination centre.
I wish to express my utmost gratitude to all those on duty for they were very courteous and efficient. Thumbs up to KLCC Vaccination Centre.
Seeing me using a walking stick, the volunteer asked if I would like to use a wheelchair? I replied no and walked following their allocated lane, heading from one point to another. At each point, my identity card and MySejahtera status was checked.
I was given two copies of the Consent Form agreeing to be vaccinated and waited for my turn.
When my turn came, I entered the allocated cubicle and had the final check done. I was asked to scan the vaccine’s barcode using the MySejahtera app and shown to the vaccination area. I asked what vaccine I was getting, and the medical staff said it was Sinovac. I asked whether there was any alternative and she said no.
It didn’t occur to me to record the vaccination process. I’m used to getting vaccinated as I am your average sweet Uncle, who has twice daily insulin injections. It was over in two seconds.
I was asked to take a seat at the designated observation area and wait for 15 minutes. To see whether there is any adverse reactions after receiving the Sinovac shot?
I was told by the nurse that if everything was fine, I could leave at 1310 hours.
I was all right and made my way out. I asked one of the volunteers to take my memento photo with the sign saying I got my vaccine shot.
Outside, there were other photo shoot backgrounds for us to pose in front of. Had to ask the passers-by to do the honour.
The next dose will be in early July. Will be informed via MySejahtera. Alhamdulillah. Everything went well.