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Khairy Jamaluddin Abu Bakar speaking at a press conference on the Selangor’s Covid-19 Immunisation Programme Task Force meeting, at the Selangor State Secretariat building, in Shah Alam, on March 25, 2021. — Picture by ASRI SAPFIE/SELANGORKINI

Nadma, APM to help Selangor increase vaccination registration

By Norrasyidah Arshad

SHAH ALAM, March 25 — The Federal government will provide staff from the National Disaster Management Agency (Nadma) and the Civil Defense Force (APM) to help Selangor increase registration for the Covid-19 vaccine.

The National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme Coordinating Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said the team would travel with the state government machinery and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to residents’ homes and open counters in focal areas to educate the community on the importance of vaccines.

“Selangor is the state with the highest registration for the Covid-19 vaccine. In terms of the ratio of registration to the targeted population, the national level is at 26.9 per cent while Selangor reached 38.4 per cent.

“It showed the high level of awareness among the people in the state,” he said at a joint press conference with the Selangor Menteri Besar Dato’ Seri Amirudin Shari after attending the state’s Covid-19 Immunisation Programme Task Force meeting, at the Selangor State Secretariat building here today.

Meanwhile, Khairy explained that the cabinet had also instructed the immunisation programme to give priority to Selangor as the state is the main driver for the country economy apart from having large industrial areas.

“We will list the factories and will cooperate with the companies concerned to implement vaccination at the factories or worker hostels so that they do not need to come out to any vaccination centres involving members of the public,” he said.

 

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