A MULTIPURPOSE hall in Taman Puchong Indah is now a Covid-19 vaccination centre, boosting Selangor’s objective to get more of its residents vaccinated.
State local government, public transport and new village development committee chairman Ng Sze Han said the target was to vaccinate 1,500 people a day at Dewan Serbaguna MBSJ.
He hoped more Puchong folk would be encouraged to sign up for vaccination with the availability of a facility nearby.
“Before this, many Puchong residents had to travel to other centres in Shah Alam or Kajang, which was inconvenient.
“We hope most of them will not have to travel so far to get vaccinated now that this centre is open,” he said during a visit to the hall.
Ng, who is also Kinrara assemblyman, said six other vaccination centres began operations in the Petaling district yesterday.
“At present, the centres in Petaling have the capacity to administer 30,000 vaccine doses a day.
“We are targeting to reach 50,000 doses a day in Petaling,” he said, adding that Selangor aims to administer up to 200,000 doses a day.
He also said that 50% of residents in the state have received at least one dose while 18% have had both their doses.
Ng added that the Selangor Vaccine Community initiative in Kinrara would kick off today.
He said a list comprising 2,000 names has been submitted to Selcare for recipients to receive their jab at Aurora Place in Bukit Jalil.
“Over 1,000 people have received their vaccination appointments via the MySejahtera app,” he said.
Separately, the Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MBSJ) aims to vaccinate all its employees within the next three weeks.
Mayor Noraini Roslan said 84% of MBSJ employees have received either one or two vaccine doses so far.
Noraini, who was at the Puchong centre with Ng, said the city council planned to help register and transport residents from low-cost flats to Dewan Serbaguna MBSJ.
“Some have yet to register. Once walk-in is allowed, we hope to register and ferry them according to the number of slots available at the centre,” she said.
The Covid-19 Immunisation Task Force announced on July 19 that Klang Valley folk could walk in to vaccination centres if they have yet to get their appointment dates by Aug 1.
Those eligible include foreigners as well as undocumented workers.