PUTRAJAYA MAR.31: For the National Immunisation COVID-19 Programme (NIP) to be successful, more partnerships between the private sectors and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) are needed to assist the people to register for vaccination.
Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation and Coordinating Minister for NIP, Khairy Jamaluddin said, Pos Malaysia as one of the partners will help to increase the people’s awareness to register and get vaccinated.
Khairy said, the Pos Malaysia will utilise its presence in almost all parts of the country to distribute flyers door to door especially in the states and rural areas with low registration rate.
“Pos Malaysia will come out with a special edition stamp as an appreciation to the front liners and a “Bersatu Mencegah COVID-19” campaign for vaccine registration.
“Pos Malaysia has also requested to include postmen as front liners and to be inoculated in the near future. As the vaccines are available, I am happy to consider the request,” said Khairy in his speech at the launching of the Corporate Collaboration for COVID-19 Immunisation Programme held here today.
Khairy added, Grab Malaysia’s application will also have direct link to MySejahtera to facilitate the registration process.
“Apart from that Grab will provide updated and accurate information about the vaccination programme via its app to users. We will discuss on mapping out vaccination centres and how the users can find e-haling services easily.
“We can utilise a similar partnership that we had in the previous SEA Game to identify drop-off points for vaccination centres,” he added.
He also said, the Grab drivers will be considered to have their vaccinations in the following phases involving economic frontliners.
As for the Parkson Corporation Sdn. Bhd. Khairy said, they have agreed to put up registration counters in 20 selected retail stores while its customer service counters in all stores nationwide will also assist the vaccine registration process.
Khairy added, the St. John Ambulance Malaysia will mobilise volunteers to promote the immunisation programme, assist vaccine registration through MySejahtera and provide ambulance and ambulance medical teams at vaccination centres if required.
“The St John Ambulance have Blood Donation Campaign in 50 locations nationwide from 28th till 30th May and will open counters for the people to register for vaccination,” he said.
Meanwhile, Living Minds Sdn. Bhd. has offered 12 professional football players under their management to be vaccination ambassadors to help spread the message on vaccination through their social network.
Khairy said, the messages from the athletes and footballers will not only boost the awareness among the public but also the people in the sports industry to be inoculated and return the sports activities in bigger ways.
“To date seven million people have registered and I am confident in months to come when they see members of their families are safe, no injuries and deaths after the vaccination then more people will register,” said Khairy.- Malaysia World News