Puchong MCA has started a zero-barrier programme in Serdang and Puchong, to enable marginalised communities to get their free vaccinations at Klinik Kesihatan Seri Kembangan.
“The disabled, elderly, refugees and illegal migrant workers are among those whom we have identified as part of this group,” said division chairman Datuk Liew Yuen Keong.
During a virtual press conference, Liew said many marginalised communities had been left behind by the digital age.
“Some do not have smartphones let alone know how to use one. Some are illiterate.
“Then, there are the elderly who live alone and do not have a strong family support system,” he added.
Stressing on the importance of the zero-barrier programme, division exco member Dr Wong Kok Fye, who is on the board of advisers with the clinic, said the number of unvaccinated individuals within a community carried a high risk of becoming “super-spreaders of Covid-19”.
“The only prerequisite is that they must be above 18 years old.
“The clinic does not accept walk-ins. They have to call us so we can help them get appointments for their first vaccine dose,” said Dr Wong.
Once their appointments are confirmed, all they need to do is show up at the clinic at the allotted date and time, he added.
So far, Puchong MCA has registered some 20 individuals for the programme, and submitted their details to the clinic.
Also present at the press conference were division deputy chief Lau Chin Kok, organising secretary Goh Peng Chea and its women division’s organisation secretary Neoh Peng Ling.
For details, call 019-265 5465 (Goh), 012-2634 433 (Lau) or 012-6698 289 (Dr Wong). — By GRACE CHEN