I had received my first and second vaccine shots on 13th June 2021 and 4th July 2021 respective. Then the unthinkable happened, Cat and I were tested positive for Covid-19 on 26 November 2021, the Delta variant at that!
After a prolonged period of recovery we both received our booster shots on 26 January 2022, and exactly six months later I received my appointment for a second booster shot. My appointment was scheduled today at 12:00pm at the Pusat Pemberian Vaksin (PPV) Offsite Centre at Pavilion Bukit Jalil, while Cat had yet to receive an invitation.
We left our apartment at 9:30am and walked to the Bandaraya LRT station to catch a train on the Putra Heights Line . Approximately half an hour later we arrived at the Awan Besar LRT station, and caught a free double-decker shuttle bus to Pavilion Bukit Jalil.
A short time later we arrived, and after some deliberation headed down to Level 1. Here we were hoping to find a bite to eat before the vaccination appointment. We eventually settled on Nasi Lemak at our favourite foodstall, Bungkus Kaw-Kaw.
Breakfast out of the way we took the elevator up to Level 5 in search of the offsite vaccination centre. We were soon there and I sat down to be registered with the kind person on duty. Again, I decided to casually ask him if Cat could be allowed to receive her booster shot here as well, and the kind person said that it was possible!
After a few minutes fiddling with her MySejahtera app he was able to book her an appointment here as well. We were then ushered along to to the cubicles where the booster shots were administered. We received our booster shots effortlessly and were then ushered to the final station where our MySejahtera apps were updated.
And with that, it was done! Again there was practically no waiting time, and the entire process end-to-end from the time we entered to the time we exited the Offsite PPV took less than ten minutes. Kudos to all concerned for the well-oiled process.
Apparently the Offsite PPV here accepts walk-ins for those who have received their first booster shot at least six months ago regardless of age, so we will probably ask Brendan to come here in the coming days to received his second booster shot as well.
N/B: A day after receiving the booster shot, I again had a splitting headache, had the chills, ran a fever, and ached all over. It only lasted a day, and I was relatively fine the following day. Cat only suffered a stiff and aching arm, and nothing else. So, for those having second thoughts please do get your booster shot, for a little pain will accord you long-term gain!
The list of fare we had incurred during our excursion today were as follows:
- LRT train fare from Bandaraya to Awan Besar was RM3.50 (approximately USD/EUR0.80)
- LRT train fare from Awan Besar back to Bandaraya was also RM3.50 (approximately USD/EUR0.80)
Bandaraya LRT Station - https://goo.gl/maps/645A2nN2C4qcZg4p8
Awan Besar LRT Station - https://goo.gl/maps/HUiJkoNzxCKZ5zeTA
PPV Offsite Pavilion Bukit Jalil - https://goo.gl/maps/Fx6YspnWR3MwERix8