The ‘Operasi Lonjakan Kapasiti’ will be implemented to ensure that all adults in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor will get at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine by August 1st.
The National COVID-19 Immunisation Programme (PICK) Coordinating Minister said that according to the Department of Statistics Malaysia (DOSM), the adult population of Kuala Lumpur and Selangor is 6.1 million and as of July 15th, 3.5 million people had received at least one dose of the vaccine.
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According to Astro AWANI, Khairy said about 1.3 million adults in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor will receive their first dose between July 16th and July 25th while the rest will get theirs under the Operation Surge Capacity from July 26th to August 1st.
“For individuals like migrants and the like not listed in the DOSM system, they can walk into any vaccination centre in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor to get their first dose beginning August 1st,” he said during a media conference on PICK that was held virtually together with Health Minister, Datuk Seri Dr. Adham Baba on July 16th.
He added that the authorities have decided to ramp up the vaccination process in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor to curb the virus after seeing the success of the Federal Territory of Labuan in checking the spread of COVID-19 infections through fast-track vaccinations.
Labuan managed to reduce the rate of infectivity to 0.84 after vaccinating 85.3% of its adult populations.
Khairy said that the COVID-19 Immunisation Task Force was making preparations to increase the vaccination rate in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor, that is from 180,000 doses per day to 272,000 doses daily.
Let’s get vaccinated, guys!
By: Aishah Akashah Ahadiat