The state government is targeting almost 20,000 hawkers and small-scale traders registered with the local authority (PBT) in Perak to receive two doses of vaccine by this October.
Executive Councillor for Housing, Local Government and Tourism, Dato’ Nolee Ashilin Mohammad Radzi, said that at the same time, around 1,200 registered tourism industry players have yet to receive the vaccine.
“We will ensure that starting this September, the first dose will be given to those who have not been vaccinated, via registration with the government either through Tourism Perak or PBT.
“This is because we want the economic opening allowed in Phase Two (of the National Recovery Plan) to be carried out fully in a safe environment to ensure the safety of visitors as well as employees,” she said after visiting the Community Vaccine Mobilisation (Movak) programme organized by the Ministry of Housing and Local Government (KPKT) in Dewan Azman Mahalan yesterday (September 5).
The two-day programme in Perak targets 4,200 people to be vaccinated with a focus on hawkers and the local community.
Meanwhile, KPKT Deputy Secretary-General (Housing and Community Welfare), Datuk Azhar Ahmad, said that 70 percent of the 80,000 doses allocated to the ministry have been used.
“Most of the doses were given to recipients in northern states such as Perlis, Kedah, Penang and Perak and the rest will be sent to Johor and Terengganu,” he said.