Malaysia Gearing Up Quick To Meet Targeted Daily Jabs To Reach Herd Immunity
The government is taking extra measures to ensure everyone gets a shot.
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Malaysia recently reached a new milestone with 117,563 doses of vaccine jabs administered in a single day – the highest number since the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme (PICK) was implemented 100 days ago.
However, this has yet to meet the target of 150,000 vaccine shots per day in June before increasing it to 200,000 shots by July.
In a speech made today (5 June) in connection to the development of PICK, Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin ensures no one will be left behind in the vaccination programme and the government has launched mobile vaccination centres for the convenience of people living in kampungs, Orang Asli, persons with disability (OKU), the elderly and others.
Activated vaccination centres (PPV) around the country currently
- 9 states have activated their PPV which includes:
- Tenom and Kinabatangan in Sabah
- Pasir Putih and Gua Musang in Kelantan
- Kuala Kangsar and Hilir Perak in Perak
- In Penang , the government has rolled out mobile vaccination services to 8 nursing homes every day.
- Selangor has mobile vaccination centres in every district.
- Vaccination trucks to vaccinate 400,000 people around Kuala Lumpur in dense areas such as housing projects and vagrant transit centres.
- PPV specifically for the disabled such as the one for the blind in Brickfields.
However, the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme is confident that the target of 200k daily jabs would be achieved through the establishment of more vaccination centres, including 1,000 private clinics nationwide, as well as through the drive-through system.
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At this time, there are over 280 PPV’s operational around the country and another 300 will be opened soon.
The Prime Minister goes on to say that as of today (5 June) almost 13 million people have registered to get their vaccinations but that only accounts for 51% of those who are qualified to get the vaccine.
Current active vaccination centres (PPV) around the country
Understanding the worry of those who have yet to receive their appointments, the Prime Minister has ordered The Special Committee On COVID-19 Vaccine Supply (JKJAV) to ensure that everyone who applied for the vaccine receives the appointment as soon as possible and no matter what. This includes the suggestion for JKJAV to make registration easier including implementing automatic registration.
To further speed up the process he has ordered all ministries and agencies to use government assets to help the elderly in rural areas to get the vaccine while ending his speech to call for volunteers to make PICK a success.
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