A total of 34 schools in the state have been made into vaccination centers (PPV) for teenagers in addition to public PPVs.
In the North Kinta Zone, the total number of Form Five and Four students is 17,891, while Form One to Three is 50,821.
Executive Councillor for Health, Science, Environment and Green Technology, Mohd. Akmal Kamarudin said as of last Sunday, a total of 64,681 or 27.3 percent of teenagers in the state have received the COVID-19 vaccine.
According to him, as stated in the statistics, the number of teenagers in Perak aged between 12 to 17 years is 237,000 or 9.5 percent of the population.
“Looking at the current situation, the number of COVID-19 cases in Perak shows a decreasing trend, with 713 cases recorded yesterday (September 27).
“The number of patients placed in the intensive care ward is 89 people. This shows that the vaccination programme initiative has a positive effect,” he said.
He mentioned this during a visit to the National COVID-19 Immunisation Programme (PICK) at the Sekolah Izzuddin Shah PPV this morning (September 28).
The school is one of the PPVs for the Perak youth vaccination programme in Ipoh, with a capacity of 1,200 vaccine recipients a day.
He stated that the Perak youth vaccination programme will be intensified after this at registered and unregistered religious school institutions through the Anakku Portal and the MySejahtera app.
He said there are 107 religious secondary schools, maahad and madrasah registered in the state with an estimated 10,000 students.
“The vaccination programme will be in cooperation with the Perak Islamic Religious Department.
“Therefore, parental support is very important to ensure that these students are protected against COVID-19 infection through vaccination,” he said.