Two PPV in Tanjung Piai resume operations for teen vaccinations


THE two vaccination centres (PPV) in Tanjung Piai, Johor, will dispense vaccines to teens before the facilities are closed by the end of the month, says MP Datuk Seri Dr Wee Jeck Seng.

He said the two PPV — Dewan Tunku Ibrahim Ismail Pekan Nanas and Dewan Jubli Intan Pontian, which were temporarily closed for a few days — resumed operations on Oct 17 and Oct 19 respectively.

“Based on the information from Pontian Health Department, the two centres will be vaccinating youths aged 12 to 17 years old during that period.

“Some 3,000 students in that age bracket are expected to receive their second Covid-19 vaccine injection,” said Wee, who is also Deputy Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister.

He added that the Dewan Tunku Ibrahim Ismail PPV, which focused on the immunisation of adolescents and those with MySejahtera appointments, had been opened on certain days starting Oct 17 from 8am until the allocated vaccines ran out for the day.

The Dewan Jubli Intan Pontian PPV, which allows walk-in inoculation, will operate until Oct 30, from 8am to 1pm.

Wee urged those aged 12 to 17 to keep tabs on their MySejahtera app frequently or check with their respective schools to avoid missing their vaccination appointments.

“Unvaccinated Malaysians aged 18 and above staying in the area can head to the Dewan Jubli Intan Pontian PPV to receive their vaccination,” he added.

For assistance or more information, call Wee’s constituency offices at 019-726 2527 (Pekan Nanas) or 019-790 2527 (Pontian and Kukup).

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