By Zareef Muzammil
GOMBAK, July 21 — More than 78,000 individuals in the state have received the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine through the Selangor Vaccination Programme (Selvax), says Menteri Besar Dato’ Seri Amirudin Shari.
He said the number is expected to increase following an additional supply of 70,000 doses which is currently being coordinated by the state government and the Federal government.
“Actually for Selvax, we have already administered between 70,000 to 78,000 (of the vaccine) for the first dose. We are in the process of adding another 70,000 doses (which the state government and the Federal government are currently working on).
“We believe Selvax would be able to complement the efforts made by the Covid-19 Immunisation Task Force (CITF),” he said after visiting the second dose vaccination programme at Dewan Sri Siantan vaccination centre (PPV) today.
He added that until yesterday, around 700,000 or 14.75 per cent of the people in Selangor had already completed their vaccine doses.
Amirudin explained that over 2.7 million doses were administered through the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme (PICK).
Under the Selvax Industry initiative, the state government had allocated a total of two million vaccine doses to one million workers, including the foreign workers as part of the effort to curb the outbreak from the workplaces.
Meanwhile, for Selvax Community, 500,000 doses were allocated and it is expected to benefit 250,000 people.
On July 16, Amirudin said all Selangor people who have registered for the vaccination programme will receive at least one dose of vaccine by August 1.
He said the decision was made during the Greater Klang Valley Vaccination Plan meeting in which the state government agreed its effort through Selvax will be included in the PICK framework