Perak Community Specialist Hospital the first private hospital in Ipoh to start administering Covid-19 vaccine


IPOH: The Perak Community Specialist Hospital is the first private hospital in Ipoh to be included as a Covid-19 vaccination centre for the national immunisation programme.

The hospital will assist the government’s initiative to provide free vaccination for Malaysians who had registered with MySejahtera.

It started to administer the vaccines on Monday (May 31).

The Health Ministry determines the recipients and vaccination dates. Walk-ins are not accepted at the centre.

Perak Chinese Maternity Association president Datuk Lee Hau Hian said the centre managed by the hospital’s doctors, nurses, and staff would operate from Monday to Friday between 9am and 4pm.

He said recipients were advised to arrive at the centre within 15 minutes of their appointment time, and not earlier.

“A total of 100 people will be assigned per day at the centre with the senior citizens getting their vaccination, ” he added.

Lee said the oldest person to receive the vaccination at the centre on Monday was 101-year-old Yong Siew Yin from a nearby nursing home.

He said the vaccination process and procedures would be the same as in the government vaccination centres.

“The Sinovac vaccine supplied by the Gunung Rapat Health Clinic is being used, ” he said.

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