Malaysians give thumbs up for Covid-19 vaccination trucks, wants immunisation ramped up


PETALING JAYA: Malaysians have given the idea of Covid-19 vaccinations trucks the thumbs up, although they are hoping that the national immunisation programme is ramped up with more action on the ground.

Andy Tan said a comprehensive plan would be needed for a smooth rollout to cover as many people as possible.

“Make It. Move It. Use It, ” he said.

Joanne Koay hopes the vaccination mobile trucks are able to reach out and stretch its arms to people staying in remote areas.

“RAMP UP RAMP UP! Immunization program for targeted herd immunity!” she said.

Jimmy Sia said that would be one way to speed up the vaccination, which he said was very slow and behind the neighbouring countries.

The National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme coordinating minister Khairy Jamaluddin said that mobile Covid-19 vaccination trucks will be used to vaccinate residents of Kuala Lumpur in certain areas.

“The outreach programme for vaccination using mobile trucks will go to areas such as PPR housing areas and construction sites which are still operating during the total lockdown period, ” he said on Monday (May 31).

Haizal Hafiz said that America now is doing drive through vaccinations and hoped Malaysia could similarly emulate this.

Somasundaram Venkateswaran, the secretary general of the Building Management Association of Malaysia (BMAM), said that since there are many flats, apartments and condominiums in Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Penang and Johor, it might be a good idea for the government to work closely with the management bodies of these residential buildings.

He said that every building would have a management office, while some condominiums also have multi-purpose halls.

“The government can make good use of all these common facilities in the buildings and vaccinate the residents within their respective residential premises itself, rather than asking them to travel long distances to receive their vaccinations.

“The people will be happy that they do not have to travel long distances, and risks such as overcrowding in vaccination centres and physical distancing issues can be avoided, ” he said.

Some, however, wanted action on the ground, saying that some elderly citizens who have registered a while back have yet to get their vaccine appointments.

“Wow... great plan. I heard so many big plans since last week. Pls ensure to execute ASAP. Old citizens registered from early March until now, still pending. Don’t just talk loud with so many big plans, but slow in execution, ” said Danny CSK.

Vinod Sharma said there was a need for more action than empty talk, as there were seniors above 60 since waiting eagerly since February for their appointments.

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