COVID-19 Immunisation to Be Made Locally Available in Stages

COVID-19 immunisation will soon be provided by the government via a vaccination centre (PPV) established in Stadium Indera Mulia.

HRH Sultan of Perak, Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah visited the vaccine centre this morning today (February 23) to monitor the readiness of equipment and facilities in the Stadium Indera Mulia PPV to execute the state-level National COVID-19 Immunisation Programme.

Also in attendance were the Menteri Besar of Perak, Dato’ Saarani Mohamad; Executive Councillor for Health, Science, Environment and Green Technology, Mohd Akmal Kamaruddin; Perak state secretary, Dato’ Ahmad Suaidi Abdul Rahim; and Perak State Health Department (JKN) director, Dato’ Dr Ding Lay Ming among many more.

Saarani expressed his appreciation to the state secretary office, JKN Perak, MKN Perak, Civil Defence Force (APM), Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM), The People’s Volunteer Corps (RELA), Fire and Rescue Department of Malaysia, Malaysian Armed Forces (ATM), Kinta Land and District Office, and Ipoh City Council (MBI) in successfully preparing the vaccine centre.

“The vaccination programme will be executed in three phases. For the first phase which is scheduled to start on March 1, frontliners will be given top priority, comprising a total of 34,743 staff from health, defence and essential service sectors.”

He told reporters so during a media session at Stadium Indera Mulia after Sultan Nazrin’s visit today.

The PPV in Stadium Indera Mulia consists of four vaccination stations and monitoring areas separated for men and women.

Vaccination station
Monitoring area

“Each vaccination station has two vaccinators, in which the total of eight vaccinators are able to provide 800 vaccinations per day.

“After receiving vaccination, the individual must be monitored for at least 15 minutes, should any allergic symptoms surface, before leaving the centre. There’ll be emergency units on standby in the vicinity.

“We thank the state government for establishing a PPV in Stadium Indera Mulia to make way for a good work process of vaccination phases to come,” Dr Ding expressed.

“Hopefully, this commitment is continued to ensure success of PPV in the whole state. Also, I urge the public to not be influenced by incitements made against vaccinations. The vaccines are safe to use and are crucial for the well-being of everyone,” Saarani stressed.

For more information regarding the immunisation programme, head to the COVID-19 Vaccine Supply Access Guarantee Special Committee (JKJAV)’s official website at

There are five ways to register for vaccination. Refer to Ipoh Echo’s recent article for details.


Chris Teh


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