400 Parliament staffs vaccinated today, vaccines from Japan, USA will reach Malaysia by Friday –Minister Khairy

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PUTRAJAYA JUNE 30: Following the wish of His Excellency Yang-di-Pertuan Agong, Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah to reconvene the Parliament session the soonest possible, today 400 staffs from the Parliament had been vaccinated in various vaccination centres around Kuala Lumpur.

Coordinating Minister of the National COVID-19 Immunisation Programme, Khairy Jamaluddin said, the vaccination involving the staffs is to prepare for the Dewan Rakyat and Dewan Negara to reconvene the sessions on the dates that will be decided soon.

“We want to ensure that all the Parliament staffs will be protected from COVID-19 infections. Meanwhile the vaccination for the officers of the Members of Parliament is also being arranged for the same objective,” Khairy said in a press conference with the presence of Minister of Health, Datuk Seri Adham Baba here today.

On another development, Khairy said, Malaysia will receive the supply of one million doses of AstraZaneca from the government of Japan on Thursday while another one million doses of Pfizer vaccine from the government of the United States of America (USA) will arrive on Friday.

“The government welcomed and thanked the countries for the vaccine contribution. The contribution is a reflection on Malaysia’s awareness in combating COVID-19 and supporting the global immunisation programme to contain the pandemic.

“The supply of the vaccine will escalate the National COVID-19 Immunisation Programme (PICK) and further helps Malaysia to reach the threshold that is outlined in the National Recovery Plan (NCP),” Khairy added.

According to Khairy all the vaccines will be distributed immediately to the Vaccine Storage Centres nationwide for the vaccination centres in the near future.

On another development, Khairy said, several mega vaccination centres will be operating with higher capacity today with the implementation of the second dose inoculation. Among the vaccination centres (PPV) involved includes KL Convention Centre (KLCC) and Setia City Convention Centre (SCCC).

He added, the KLCC will increase its capacity to 8,000 while Setia City Convention Centre will also be upgraded to 6,000. All the facilities involved are prepared to accommodate higher vaccination rates to ensure the vaccination operation at the PPV is efficient.

Khairy who is also Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation said, an updated app in MySejahtera will be introduced on 28th June 2021 where students who wish to further their studies abroad can apply to be inoculated via the new system that will process the application in 10 days.

He added, the status of the application can be checked via the applicants’ MySejahtera vaccine website.

The new apps he said, is being introduced for students to fulfil the condition before allowing them to enter another country to start their studies at the education centres.

However, Khairy said, overseas travel applications for the purpose of work, medical treatment, critical illness and others will have to be sent via permohonan@vaksincovid.gov.my. –Malaysia World News


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