COVID-19: Vaccination Centres (PPV)

Pusat Pemberian Vaksin (PPV)

Gleneagles Hospitals is proud to be part of Malaysia’s concerted effort in providing vaccination to the population through the National Immunisation Programme (NIP).

Safety at the PPVs is of utmost priority and Pantai Hospitals adhere to the strict measures enforced by the Ministry of Health to ensure the safety of staff, volunteers and visitors at vaccination centres.

Here’s a guide to what you should do before, during, and after your COVID-19 vaccination.
Checklist before going to the vaccination centre

Before you head over for your COVID-19 vaccination appointment, here’s what you should know to ensure best possible experience:

  • Be well rested and as healthy as possible before each jab.
  • Waiting times may vary, so eat something before you leave home.
  • Don’t consume excessive caffeine or any alcohol prior to your vaccination as it may exacerbate any symptoms you may have post-vaccine including headaches and nausea.
  • Plan your journey to your appointed PPV.
  • Follow the guide on appropriate attire.
  • Wear loose clothing or short sleeves that can be easily rolled-up so that health workers have easy access to your arm.
  • Ensure your phone is charged and MySejatera is updated.
  • Have your NRIC/Passport on hand.
  • Do accompany your dependant if their appointment is linked to your account.
  • Ensure you have a mask with you and keep it on at all times.
  • If you have known exposure or symptoms, reschedule your vaccination appointment and self-isolate.

Note: For 2nd dose appointment, do remember to bring along your appointment card, consent form and NRIC/Passport.

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At the PPV: What you need to know

Remember to follow SOPs such as wearing mask, practice hand hygiene and physical distancing when you are at the PPV.


Vaccination aftercare:

Post-vaccination, it is essential to keep in mind that your symptoms may differ from those around you. Everybody reacts to the vaccine differently, and this guide will help you distinguish what is common and what requires medical attention.

1.
Stay at the observation centre

Remain at the observation area to be monitored for any severe reactions. These are likely to occur within 15 minutes of your vaccination, and medical staff will be on hand to ensure any of these rare reactions are dealt with immediately.

2.
Monitor for side effects
  • Monitor for side effects for the next 3 days. They should subside thereafter. Common side effects include chills, mild fever, lethargy, headaches, joint pain and/or muscle ache, irritability, decreased appetite and nausea. If you experience one or more of these, take 2,500mg paracetamol tablets every 6 hours (up to 8 tablets per day) or as needed.
  • If your symptoms persist or worsen 4 days after your vaccination, please consult a doctor.
  • In the event that you experience any of the more severe side effects such as itching, fainting, vomiting, wheezing, difficulty in breathing or shortness of breath, please consult a doctor immediately.
3.
Take 2 paracetamol every 6 hours, if required

Paracetamol has been widely recommended by public health authorities globally as a safe treatment for the majority of post-vaccine reactions, such as fever and mild to moderate pain. However, patients should always seek appropriate medical advice and local guidance before consuming paracetamol should there be any known allergies or intolerance of the drug.

4.
Keep yourself hydrated and well-rested

Hydration is essential post-vaccination, particularly if you have any side effects. Ensuring adequate hydration and rest will allow the body to acclimatise to the effects of the vaccine quicker. Do not exert yourself too much in the days following the vaccination to ensure you do not exacerbate any of the symptoms.


PPV near me
Location Hospital For enquiries
Johor Pantai Hospital Batu Pahat Tel: +607-433 8811
Gleneagles Hospital Medini Johor Tel: +607 560 1000
Kedah Pantai Hospital Laguna Merbok Tel: +604-442 3888
Pantai Hospital Sungai Petani Tel: +604-442 8888
Kuala Lumpur Pantai Hospital Cheras Tel: +603-9145 2888
Melaka Pantai Hospital Ayer Keroh
Tel: +606-231 9999
Perak Pantai Hospital Ipoh Tel: +605-540 5555
Pantai Hospital Manjung Tel: +605 689 8555
Penang Pantai Hospital Penang Tel: +605-689 8555
Glenagles Hospital Penang Tel: +604-222 9111
Sabah Gleneagles Hospital Kota Kinabalu
Tel: +6088 518 888
Selangor Pantai Hospital Klang Tel: +603-3258 5500


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