The opening of a drive-thru vaccination center (PPV) in Silverlakes, Batu Gajah will further boost the existing vaccination programme as well as accommodate the increase in recipient capacity.
Recipients of the second jab at PPV Dewan Bandaran Kinta, Ipoh (Kinta Town Hall PPV) will be transferred here in stages starting today (September 27).
The Executive Councillor for Health, Science, Environment and Green Technology, Mohd Akmal Kamarudin said the transfer will be able to solve traffic congestion and parking constraints at the Kinta Town Hall PPV.
According to him, it is also to provide a more comfortable space at the PPV of Kinta Town Hall for first dose recipients.
“The opening of the Silverlakes PPV is timely because the capacity of the second dose recipients at Kinta Town Hall has exceeded their limit of 1,200 dose recipients a day.
“At the same time, the vaccination programme for teenagers aged 12 to 17 years old has been conducted at the PPV of Kinta Town Hall since last Monday, so we need to avoid congestion,” he said.
He said this after reviewing the operation of the Silverlakes PPV via drive-thru.
Vaccination administration through this method also facilitates the inoculation process and minimises face-to-face interaction, thus reducing the risk of COVID-19 transmission.
In another development, Mohd Akmal said it is possible that some PPVs in Perak will be closed in October as almost all adults have received at least one dose of vaccine.
However, he said that the state government will be continuing the vaccination outreach programme to ensure that more individuals can receive their vaccinations.
“The total number of people who have registered to receive the vaccine is about 1,624,860 or 87.24 percent of the total population in Perak,” he said.