Menteri Besar of Perak, Dato’ Saarani Mohamad, called for the cooperation of private companies and Government-Linked Companies (GLC) to register with SilverVax to vaccinate their employees.
He said the recommendation is to speed up the achievement of herd immunity to contain the COVID-19 outbreak, not for business interests.
“This initiative is seen as an important step in reducing the spread of the pandemic in the workplace as well as to strengthen and protect the people in Perak and restore the state’s economic sector.
“As of August 4, a total of 564 employees from several private companies in different industries that registered early have received the vaccines via the SilverVax programme.
“I urge employers of companies in Perak to register their staff to provide the best protection to their network of operations, besides increasing the number of vaccinated individuals,” he told the media in conjunction with his visit to the SilverVax programme at Ar-Ridzuan Hospital recently.
The SilverVax programme is a paid COVID-19 vaccination programme through a collaboration between Majuperak Holdings Bhd and Ar-Ridzuan Hospital as a health panel partner, with Pharmaniaga Berhad as a supplier of SinoVac vaccines.
According to Saarani, Majuperak Holdings Bhd also plans to conduct a vaccination programme at the Ipoh Bazaar which will involve a vaccination capacity of 600 people a day or 18,000 people a month.
“Despite the high target number, it should be noted that SilverVax is not designed to replace the National COVID-19 Immunisation Programme (PICK) or the Public-Private Partnership Industrial Immunisation Programme (PIKAS), but as a way to support efforts to accelerate vaccination rates among Malaysian residents as well as Perak residents.
The Perak State Development Corporation (PKNPk) as the Perak Vaccine Programme Coordinating Agency will always be in touch with the Perak Statement Government and the National CITF to ensure that the programme runs smoothly in accordance with the guidelines,” he said.