5.7 million vaccinated out of 15 million registered for COVID-19 immunisation programme – Minister Khairy

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PUTRAJAYA JUNE 21: Malaysia has recorded the latest daily vaccination superseding the new mark with 215,876 on June 15 while the highest was on 17th June 2021 with 221,706 doses and will continue to reach the new bench mark of 300,000 doses per day in the near future.

National COVID-19 Immunisation Programme (NIP) Coordinating Minister, Khairy Jamaluddin said, since 14th until 20th June 2021, the vaccination continues to increase to 189,329 compared to 130,842 on 7th-13th June 2021.

Khairy said, the enhancement of NIP will continue with the opening of the largest Mega Vaccination Centre (PPV) at the Bukit Jalil National Stadium (SNBJ) today.

“The SNBJ will start its operation with 5,000 appointments on the first day with half of the full capacity of 10,000 doses per day and will increase in stages to ensure the vaccination programme that starts Monday will run smoothly by adhering to the standard operating procedure (SOP) throughout the pandemic,” Khairy said in a press conference held with Minister of Health Datuk Seri Adham Baba here today.

Other PPV opened today includes the Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) Shah Alam with the maximum capacity of 3,000 doses per day. Meanwhile 17 new public PPV will start operating in Sabah, Sarawak, Terengganu and Labuan today.

Khairy who is also the Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation said, the progress of PPV nationwide also involve private medical practitioners that is managed by ProtectHealth Corporation Sdn. Bhd. (ProtectHealth) a non-profitable company owned by the Ministry of Health (MOH).

“To date 782 health facilities involving private medical practitioners have been operating since May 3 that includes 661 PPV General Practitioners (PPVGP), 81 PPV Private Hospitals (PPVHS), 10 PPV Specialist Clinics (PPVKP), 8 PPV Ambulatory Care Centre (PPVAC), 4 Industry PPV (PPVIN), 10 Integration PPV (PPVIN)and 8 PPV AstraZeneca (PPVAZ). All these PPV had vaccinated 93,358 doses per day,” Khairy added.

On another development, two more COVID-19 vaccines produced by CanSino and Johnson& Johnson (J&J) had been accepted on conditional registrations for emergency use via the Drug Control Authority (PBKD) Meeting. The meeting has also accepted Comirnaty vaccine produced by Pfizer-BioNTech to be used on 12 years old and above.

Khairy also highlighted that COVID-19 Immunisation Task Force (CITF) has approved 5,621 applications for students who wish to further their studies overseas in the near future and have to be vaccinated the soonest.

“We have also received 98,166 applications from pregnant mothers to be vaccinated and appointments have been released in stages following the estimated date of delivery (EDD) and last week 3,000 had been given appointments in Kuala Lumpur, and 224 in Perlis,” Khairy added.

Khairy also mentioned that 15,426,982 have registered for the immunisation programme and this is 65.9 per cent from the population above 18 years while appointments have been set to 5,971,888 with the first dose on 4,211,423 while second dose (completed) 1,604,152 and on the whole amounting to 5,675,002. –Malaysia World News.

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