Some 21,000 individuals were registered under Malaysia Vaccine Support Volunteers (MyVAC) as one of the means to assist the nation in achieving herd immunity against COVID-19.
According to the Minister of Youth and Sports, Dato’ Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu, 979 volunteers have been placed at 25 vaccination centres (PPV) in the state.
“As I was informed, MyVAC volunteers have helped medical frontliners tremendously and their effort is crucial in leading the nation towards protection from the deadly virus.
“It’s encouraging to know that the volunteers aided in hastening vaccination affairs at the PPV here in Stadium Indera Mulia, thus reducing the burdens of medical staff.
“Stadium Indera Mulia PPV currently houses 45 volunteers daily, which is the highest number of volunteers stationed in a PPV of Perak.
“With that said, there’s an oversupply of volunteers, so the remaining will be on standby. Fret not, all of the volunteers are fully vaccinated beforehand.”
He said during a media session after a visit to the PPV today (September 12).
Also present were the Executive Councillor for Youth, Sports, Communication and Multimedia, Khairul Shahril Mohamed and the Mayor of Ipoh, Dato’ Rumaizi Baharin, among others.