More vaccination centres (PPV) will need to be established if COVID-19 immunisation vaccinations are to be completed by the end of this year, as advised by the Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
According to the Menteri Besar of Perak, Dato’ Saarani Mohamad, district health offices around the state were directed to identify suitable locations to be made PPV.
“Heeding advice from the Prime Minister through a meeting yesterday with the Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Khairy Jamaluddin, more PPV will be needed in the state to be able to finish vaccinations by the end of this year.
“The existing 31 PPV in Perak are projected to complete vaccinations only by May next year. Thus, we’ve directed health offices to determine more places to be made PPV, such as fields, halls and institutions.”
He told reporters so during a media session after a launching ceremony of a logo for the Perak State Women and Community Development Secretariat at the state secretariat building earlier today (March 17).
“Another method of making the completion of vaccination by this year possible is the extension of PPV operation. They’re now operating from 9am to 9pm. Thus, perhaps we can extend it to 12am.
“However, that is subject to the availability of vaccination staff from the Ministry of Health (MOH) Malaysia.
“Besides that, we’ve suggested the inception of mobile PPV to reach citizens living in remote areas, especially the Orang Asli. It’s nearly impossible to ask the rural residents to come out to the urban area to get vaccinated.
“With that all said, we’re confident that all Perakeans will be able to obtain vaccinations by this year, thanks to the dedication of staff involved,” he expressed.