KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia Aviation Group (MAG) employees are expected to be fully- vaccinated by mid-August following its participation in the industry vaccination centre programme at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport.
In a statement, Malaysia Airlines Bhd said a total of 5, 150 vaccines have been allocated for MAG’s Kuala Lumpur-based employees including those in Malaysia Airlines, Firefly, Amal, MASkargo and AeroDarat.
Employees comprising technical and cabin crew as well as customer-facing staff will be receiving their first dose of the Sinovac Covid-19 vaccination between July 6 and July 23 and a second dose by mid-August.
A similar programme is being planned for its employees based at the Penang International Airport.
“As an organisation that puts its employees’ safety, health, and well-being as a priority, the group is pleased to participate in the programme.
“MAG has introduced the enforcement of the MAG vaccination policy as part of its ongoing commitment to ensuring a safe environment at the workplace, and this includes making Covid-19 vaccination compulsory for all MAG employees, ” said MAG group CEO Izham Ismail.
He added that almost 90% of the 1, 200 MAG employees in Sabah, Sarawak and Labuan have been vaccinated.
An additional 1, 200 MAG employees in Peninsular Malaysia had obtained their first dose.
“Vaccination plays a vital role in the restart of domestic and international air travel and tourism. We remain steadfast in our commitment to adopting the highest safety and hygiene standards in air travel, ” said Izham.
To further support the nation’s biggest Covid-19 immunisation drive, MAG continues to mobilise its employees from across the group to volunteer at several mega vaccination centres namely the Axiata Arena, Bukit Jalil and the KL Convention Centre.