7,200 residents of low-cost flats in KL to get Covid-19 jabs

PETALING JAYA: Some 7,200 residents of people's housing and public housing projects (PPR and PA) in Kuala Lumpur will receive their Covid-19 vaccine starting Friday (June 11).

The three-day programme that will run until June 13, involves four areas namely PPR Seri Gombak Setia, PA Desa Rejang, PA Seri Johor dan Flat PKNS Sungai Baru.

Federal Territories Minister Tan Sri Annuar Musa said the programme focuses on the elderly and disabled.

"Four vaccine trucks will be mobilised daily. One truck will be parked at each housing area respectively.

"Vaccinations will run from 9am to 4pm for three days with a strict standard operating procedure," he said, adding that enforcement personnel from various agencies would be stationed onsite.

A ministry spokesperson when contacted said each truck would carry 600 vaccine doses daily.

The mobile vaccination programme was a continuation of a pilot project that took off on June 7 at PPR Kampung Muhibbah in Bukit Jalil.

It is a strategic cooperation involving the ministry, Kuala Lumpur City Hall, Yayasan Wilayah Persekutuan and Health Ministry.

The ministry is targeting to vaccinate 80% of the city folk by August this year.

It also aims to vaccinate all residents of PPR and PA by October.

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