Covid-19 immunisation programme shows govt's commitment to tackle pandemic, says MCA

PETALING JAYA: The start of the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme at the end of this month demonstrates the government's commitment to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic, says MCA spokesman Mike Chong Yew Chuan.

“All parties should appreciate the government's earnestness to control and break the chain of Covid-19 transmission.

“MCA is also confident the vaccines will help bring us out of the pandemic which has imprisoned our lives, ” he said in a statement on Tuesday (Feb 16).

After more than a year in facing the pandemic, he said the nation is now ready to take the step forward towards the recovery phase, following the free vaccinations.

He noted the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme handbook, which was launched by Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, provided vital information on government strategies to ensure safety and smooth implementation.

“A comprehensive approach is being used for the programme.

“This includes involvement of the government, ministries, state agencies, non-governmental organisations, private sector and members of the public to ensure that the goals of the programme are achieved, ” he said.

Chong urged members of the public to learn more of the vaccination programme by visiting

Muhyiddin is scheduled to be the first person in the country to receive the vaccine when the programme starts on Feb 26.

A total of 312,390 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine will arrive in Malaysia this Sunday (Feb 21).

Almost 27 million or over 80% of Malaysia’s population are expected to be vaccinated against Covid-19 by the first quarter of 2022.

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