By Siti Rohaizah Zainal
SHAH ALAM, July 22 — A small-scale vaccination centre (PPV) will start operating at the Subang Jaya City Council (MBSJ) Dewan Serbaguna in Puchong Indah on Monday (July 26).
Kinara state assemblyman Ng Sze Han hoped the opening of the PPV will speed up the process of dispensing vaccines to the people, especially to residents in the area.
“Finally, a PPV is opened in Puchong. After several meetings and discussions, the MBSJ Dewan Serbaguna in Puchong Indah will now be used as a PPV,” he posted on Facebook.
On June 25, state executive councillor for public health Dr Siti Mariah Mahmud urged the National Covid-19 Immunisation Task Force (CITF) to set up a small-scale PPV in Puchong to make it easier for residents in the area to get vaccinated.
She said many residents living in the surrounding areas, especially senior citizens failed to attend their vaccination appointments because their assigned PPV is too far from their homes.
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.