By Amin Ridzuan Ishak
SHAH ALAM, June 11 — The state will set up its own mobile vaccination units under the Selangor Covid-19 Vaccination Programme (SCVP) to help vaccinate homebound chronic patients who are too frail to go to a vaccination centre.
State executive councillor for public health Dr Siti Mariah Mahmud said the initiative would increase the number of Covid-19 vaccine recipients and help achieve herd immunity.
“I understand that the Health Ministry (MOH) also has a team like this but their number is not many and they also face high workload,” she said today.
Dr Siti Mariah announced this during Media Selangor’s Bual Bicara talk show titled ‘The Best Step to Speed Up Immunisation Process in Selangor’ that was aired live on Facebook.
According to her, the unvaccinated B40 group is among the state’s target for SCVP, adding that the recipients will be selected from those listed in the Skim Peduli Sihat, Skim Mesra Usia Emas and Kasih Ibu Smart Selangor.
“Besides that, state government’s front line workers such as village heads and community service centre staff,” she said.
Recently Selangor Menteri Besar Dato’ Seri Amirudin Shari while presenting the Kita Selangor 2.0 stimulus package had announced SCVP and said Covid-19 vaccines will be distributed in stages starting at the end of this month.