PUTRAJAYA JUNE 5: Malaysia has become one of the countries in Southeast Asia with the highest rate in its first dose of vaccination against COVID-19 pandemic.
Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said, to date three million doses of vaccine have been injected involving two million people in their first round of vaccination.
“This achievement is not easy because the vaccine supplies are beyond our control and Malaysia has to compete with other countries and it is very much depending on the vaccine producers.
“I have been promised that more vaccine supplies will arrive in the near future and the Coordinating Minister, Khairy Jamaluddin will add in more vaccination centres (PPV) nationwide to speed up and ease the vaccination process.
“Insya Allah our goal to have 80 percent of the Malaysian population vaccinated will be reached before the end of the year. Currently, 280 PPVs are in operation and 300 PPVs are expected to be opened soon.
“Meanwhile 105 health clinics belonging to the Ministry of Health, public halls, universities, sports complexes and closed stadiums have been in operation. More PPVs will be opened soon in congested places such as Klang Valley, Johor, Pulau Pinang and Sarawak besides adding in more vaccine stocks,” Muhyiddin said in his special deliberation telecasted on TV1 here today.
Earlier the Prime Minister said, Malaysia will receive 16 million COVID-19 vaccine doses in two months time. With the additional vaccine supply, the government has targeted the daily vaccination rate will reach 150,000 this month and the numbers will slowly increase.
Muhyiddin added, to enhance the vaccination programme roll out, the government has involved the private medical clinics and centres to participate in the national vaccination programme (PICK).
Towards the end of June 2021, 1,000 private medical clinics or PPVGP will be involved in PICK.
The Prime Minister said, until 3rd June 2021, the states have activated the mobile vaccination units among others in the district of Tenom, Kinabatangan, Sabah, Gua Musang district and Pasir Puteh, Kelantan , Hilir Perak district and Kuala Kangsar, Perak.
“In Pulau Pinang, the state government has started its mobile vaccination units every day at eight senior citizen homes while in Selangor every district has its own mobile vaccination units.
“The government has also opened the PPV especially for the handicapped such as the Malaysian Association for the Blind in Brickfields together with the Ministry of Women Development and Community.
“The Federal Territory Ministry has introduced the Mobile Vaccine Truck with the target to give complete vaccine doses to 400,000 households around Kuala Lumpur specifically at the People’s Housing Projects and the Homeless Transit Centres.
“To date, 13 million individuals have registered for the COVID-19 vaccination. This is only 51 percent from the total number of qualified vaccine recipients in the country,” Muhyiddin said.
On another development, Muhyiddin urges the members of the public to come forward to be volunteers to help speed up the vaccination processes. The youths and the non-governmental organisations are welcomed to render their efforts and time to make this first time historical grand programme successful.
“The involvement and support from all the parties are very much needed in the whole government and whole society approach in order to reach the formation of 80 percent herd immunity in the country,” Muhyiddin said.-Malaysia World News