GEORGE TOWN: The Covid-19 vaccination here, which starts this Sunday (Feb 28) will be given to 30,000 Penangites with Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow leading the programme.
Penang Health Committee chairman Dr Norlela Ariffin said Deputy Chief Ministers Datuk Ahmad Zakiyuddin Abdul Rahman and Dr P. Ramasamy; state secretary Datuk Abdul Razak Jaafar; state Health director Datuk Dr Asmayani Khalib and Penang police chief Datuk Sahabudin Abd Manan will also be vaccinated in the same session.
She said 30,000 Covid-19 vaccinations had been allocated for frontliners in Penang under phase one of the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme.
"We have submitted the names of 33,000 frontliners from various departments and agencies.
"Those who are eligible have been contacted," she said she said Friday (Feb 27).
Meanwhile, Penang Island City Council (MBPP) mayor Datuk Yew Tung Seang said 1,148 of its frontliners will be vaccinated under the first phase.
"Beginning next month, we will follow arrangements made by the Health Ministry for them to get inoculated in stages," he said.
A total of 19 medical facilities have been identified to conduct the vaccination, with seven of them on Penang island and 12 of them on the mainland.
On the island, they are Penang General Hospital, Balik Pulau Hospital and health department clinics in Bayan Baru, Ayer Putih, Sungai Dua Timur Laut, Jalan Angsana and Jalan Perak.
On the mainland, they are Kepala Batas Hospital, Seberang Jaya Hospital, Bukit Mertajam Hospital, Sungai Bakap Hospital and health department clinics in Sungai Dua, Penaga, Tasek Gelugor, Seberang Jaya, Bukit Minyak, Bukit Panchor, Sungai Acheh and Tasek.