By Amin Ridzuan Ishak
SHAH ALAM, July 22 — The opening of a new vaccination centre (PPV) at the Subang Jaya City Council (MBSJ) Dewan Serbaguna in Puchong Indah helps to shorten the residents’ travel distance to get vaccinated.
Kinrara state assemblyman, Ng Sze Han said previously, Puchong’s residents need to go to the Sunway Pyramid PPV in Subang Jaya, hence a need to have a new PPV set up in the area due to its high population density.
“The PPV will start operating next Monday and it can accommodate between 1,000 and 1,500 people at a time.
“The vaccines will be administered through the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme (PICK),” he said when contacted today.
On June 25, the state executive councillor for health Dr Siti Mariah Mahmud had requested the Covid-19 Immunisation Task Force (CITF) to set-up a small scale PPV in Puchong to ease the resident’s process to get vaccinated.
She said many residents around the area, especially the elders, failed to follow their vaccination schedule because the PPV is located far from their homes.
The Selangor government is targeting to increase the number of Covid-19 vaccine doses dispensed in the state to 300,000 a day by the end of this month.
The new target could be achieved through the simultaneous implementation of the Selangor Vaccination Programme (Selvax), PICK and Public-Private Partnership Covid-19 Industry Immunisation Programme (Pikas) in the state.
The Selvax programme complements the PICK framework. A total of 2.5 million doses of vaccine are allocated for 1.25 million individuals in the state, which includes 500,000 million doses for the community under Selvax Community and two million doses for Selvax Industry.