By Zareef Muzammil
HULU SELANGOR, Aug 5 — The Covid-19 vaccine supply under the Selangor Vaccination Programme (Selvax) Community initiative is left with some 200,000 doses, says Dato’ Seri Amirudin Shari.
The Menteri Besar said the remaining balance will be used for those who have yet to sign up to receive their shots, which would then support the Federal government’s national plan.
“What we are able to do now is speed up the Selvax programme with the remaining doses left in support of the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme (PICK).
“We are confident that the allocated 500,00 doses can be delivered sooner by actively searching for those who have yet to register or are facing restrictions to come to the vaccination centres (PPVs),” he said when met after a visit to the Dewan Komuniti Serendah vaccination centre, here, yesterday.
Also present was state executive councillor for public health Dr Siti Mariah Mahmud.
Meanwhile, Amirudin had given the assurance the walk-in vaccination efforts at the five selected centres (PPV) under Selvax Community would run smoothly.
He said the programme, which runs from August 3 until 13 for the community, would benefit those who have yet to receive their immunisation appointment via MySejahtera.
“We would just have to manage the issue of the attendance of those who are not registered as the process may take a bit of time. But I believe that this method will run systematically.
“We have also dedicated the Kompleks Sukan PKNS vaccination centre in Kelana Jaya for foreigners to walk-in, which will begin from August 10 to 13. We urge the employers to preregister their workers by contacting Selvax in order to speed up the process,” he said.
Selangor has provided vaccination walk-in slots for locals available at selected PPVs, including Tropicana Gardens Mall in Kota Damansara; Evo Mall in Bandar Baru Bangi; Hotel De Palma in Shah Alam; Kompleks Sukan PKNS in Kelana Jaya (only from August 3 until August 9); and Aurora Place in Bukit Jalil.
Preregistration for the programme can be done using the SELangkah mobile app and voucher code.
Selangor has allocated 500,000 doses via the Selvax Community programme for 250,000 people in the state, while another two million is set aside for one million workers.