The Star: 26 vaccination centres picked out in Selangor
SELANGOR Government has identified 26 community and multipurpose halls to be used as vaccination centres in the second phase of the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme.
Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Amirudin Shari said 10 of them had been registered and would be activated when needed.
“In the second phase of the immunisation programme, we cannot rely on hospitals only as they have to accommodate other patients too.
“We need more space for the elderly and those with comorbidity (to get vaccinated), ” he said.
He disclosed that more venues were being identified as vaccination centres in the third phase.
He said the state government was awaiting allocation from the Federal Government to expand its vaccination facilities.
“We understand that a huge sum has been approved at the federal level.
“This is important because we need to have a lot of vaccination centres in Selangor to ensure the immunisation programme runs smoothly, ” he added.
Malaysia will begin its second phase of immunisation against Covid-19 on April 19 involving 9.4 million people comprising the elderly, the disabled and those with comorbidity.
On the progress of the Selangor Covid-19 Immunisation Outreach Programme (Imunisel), Amirudin said he was waiting for a report from state public health, unity, women empowerment and family committee chairman Dr Siti Mariah Mahmud.
“We are still at an early stage where our focus is to get more people to register via the programme. Even though Selangor has recorded the highest registration for vaccination (among all states), the figure is still low, ” said the Mentri Besar.
Launched on April 4, Imunisel is Selangor’s initiative to mobilise community leaders such as MPs, assemblymen, local councillors and village heads to get those without access to smartphones to register for vaccination.
Amirudin was met after his visit to the community garden at Rumah Pangsa AU2 in Taman Keramat, Selangor.
Also present were Ampang Jaya Municipal Council president Mohd Fauzi Mohd Yatim, Hulu Kelang assemblyman Saari Sungib, Gombak district officer Shukri Mohd Hamin and the community garden chairman Halim Mohamad Saad.
Separately, Amirudin said the standard operating procedures for terawih prayers at mosques in Selangor was still being finalised by the state Islamic religion and consumer affairs and halal industry committee chairman Mohd Zawawi Ahmad Mughni.
For details on Imunisel, call 03-5650 0501/0502 or visit www.imunisel.my