JOHOR BARU: About 18,000 medical frontliners in Johor are expected to be vaccinated during the first phase of the National Covid-19 Vaccination Programme.
Johor Mentri Besar Datuk Hasni Mohammad said the state government is prepared to carry out the first phase of the programme that involves both medical and non-medical frontliners, starting from Feb 26.
"We have yet to know the final figure of those who will receive the vaccine during the first phase as we are still in the process of receiving a response from frontliners who are not from the Health Ministry.
"As of now, we know that at least 18,000 frontliners from the Health Ministry will be receiving the vaccine during the first phase," he said on Thursday (Feb 18), adding that the state government is expected to have the final figure soon.
He was speaking after visiting the Covid-19 low-risk quarantine and treatment centre at Pasir Gudang Indoor Stadium.
The state, he said, has also identified suitable places to carry out the vaccination programme.
"We expect to have the full list of these locations soon," he added.