More vaccination centres (PPV) are in the making, with KPJ Ipoh Specialist Hospital becoming one starting today (June 21).
According to the chief executive officer of KPJ Hospital, Yusmah Salleh, the hospital is providing 200 doses of the vaccine daily under the National COVID-19 Immunisation Programme.
“This is a joint effort with the Ministry of Health (MOH), the Perak State Health Department (JPN) and district health offices.
“As usual, appointments are subject to allocations by ProtectHealth via MySejahtera. Walk-ins are not allowed.
“30 staff are assigned for vaccination affairs in the hospital daily, inclusive of three staff in charge of the vaccine jabs.
“Vaccination hours are from 9am to 5pm, Mondays to Fridays.
“As a fellow health provider, the establishment of a PPV here at KPJ Hospital is an initiative to share MOH’s workload in vaccinating citizens and to assist everyone in returning their lives to normal as soon as possible.
“Thus, it’s high time that we flatten the infection curve of COVID-19 by becoming frontliners ourselves. The best thing to do now is to get the vaccine when one gets the appointment.
“For those who’ve yet to register to get vaccinated, I urge you to do so via MySejahtera now. Protect ourselves and everyone around us from the deadly virus.”
She told reporters at the site of the PPV in KPJ Hospital earlier today.
“The staff were friendly and kind. I didn’t feel any pain while getting injected.
“There also weren’t any side effects whatsoever. I’m the first in my family to get the jab, so I’ll definitely advise them to not be skeptical of the vaccine,” said the 68-year-old who got his first dose of Sinovac.
Salasiah Jahar, 68, also from Ipoh, expressed her excitement when she got the appointment.
“I’m feeling over the moon, of course! I’ve waited for so long and there was no doubt I’ll get mine without any hesitation after my appointment showed up in MySejahtera,” she enthusiastically told reporters at the observation room.
Both Arsad and Salasiah urged everyone from all walks of life to go for the vaccine when they receive their appointments.
“There’s nothing to be afraid of. We need to be responsible citizens and prevent ourselves from getting infected by COVID-19,” both stated.