SHAH ALAM, March 3 — A total of 700 people in Selangor have received the first-round of Covid-19 vaccine shots as of March 1, said Selangor Menteri Besar Dato’ Seri Amirudin Shari.
He said the Covid-19 immunisation programme is believed to be able to curb the spread of the pandemic, thus reducing positive cases in Selangor.
“We have to protect ourselves from this pandemic and there is nothing to be worried about as I along with the state executive councillors (could) continue to be active after receiving our shots on February 25,” he said without naming the recipients in detail.
Amirudin also reassured that the vaccine if safe to be used and that recovery efforts could be sped up to as early as September or October if the state gets its own supply of the vaccine.
Meanwhile, Amiruddin said a total of 68,677 individuals will receive vaccination under phase of the programme that involves three categories of frontline workers.
He said the first category covers 37,151 Health Ministry staff working at hospitals, district health centres and community clinics.
“The second category covers 14,357 frontline workers at private clinics and hospitals, while another 17,169 are frontline workers who are non-medical staff such as police and firemen,” he said.
Selangor has received 78,000 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccines that were distributed in stages according to targeted groups or priorities.