I went to University Malaya this morning to get my first dose of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine. I registered for it last Sunday and managed to get my preferred day, which turned out to be the first day of the Movement Control Order 3.0 in Selangor. As a result, traffic was pretty light and I was able to get to University Malaya (from somewhere near Kota Damansara) without encountering any jam.
I entered University Malaya from the Petaling Jaya entrance (enter from Jalan Profesor Diraja Ungku Aziz) and followed the many roadsigns to the vaccination centre which was Dewan 1, Bangunan Peperiksaan University Malaya.
I intentionally did not use Waze as I wanted to see if the road signs were adequate and clear enough to get those who registered to be vaccinated to the Special Vaccination Centre (PPV) in University Malaya. No problems there even if you’re coming from the Kuala Lumpur entrance.
Now on to my experience.
And that was it! All done in 70 minutes! Easy, simple and painless! There’s absolutely no reason why anyone should not get the Covid-19 vaccine (unless of course you’ve been advised otherwise by your healthcare provider).
Don’t listen to all the false rumours, fake news, and rubbish spread by anti-vaccers/ persons with nefarious motives! If in doubt, consult your doctor (YOUR DOCTOR, NOT bomoh/ witch doctor, or some totally unqualified distant relative’s friend or something).
If you registered for any vaccine dependents (your parents, grandparents, etc. etc.) through your MySejahtera app, kindly accompany them through the whole process.
Get yourself vaccinated as soon as possible, it is the ONLY WAY FORWARD for Malaysia!
Having MCO or lockdown every three (3) months is simply unsustainable, and is frankly a most stupid strategy.
My left bicep which got the injection still aches a bit, but not to the extent that it’s bothersome or noticeable unless I lift my arm up high.
I’ve not had any fever although I did feel slightly sluggish for the first two (2) days after the injection.
Stopped taking Panadol (as recommended by the medical officer at the PPV) as I’ve not had any fever.
Update – 15 May 2021
Bicep ceased to ache on 10 May and my energy levels also rebounded on the same day (probably due to three days of rest).
The authorities announced today that there will be another batch of AstraZeneca vaccines arriving this month, and once again registration for volunteer recipients will be available online at https://www.vaksincovid.gov.my/
In light of the worsening Covid-19 situation in Malaysia which saw 44 deaths today, a new daily record in Malaysia (there were a total of 209 deaths in the past seven days which is also a new record), I strongly urge everyone who can be vaccinated to get vaccinated ASAP.
Having a lockdown every two or three months is UNSUSTAINABLE and sooner or later the economy will buckle from the stress.
Update – 24 May 2021
I feel absolutely fine (no side-effects whatsoever since I got my shot). Wish I could say the same about the country…
Another batch of AstraZeneca vaccines have arrived and registration for the vaccination is currently underway (senior citizens first then open to the general public).
Thank you for your well-written, informative and helpful special feature. I missed out on the first phase so I will be going for the second phase. Hope everything will go well for me as it did for you.
Remember to consult your healthcare provider first if you have any underlying conditions.