KJ: 30,000 jabs daily soon

KUALA LUMPUR: More than 30,000 people in the Klang Valley will receive the Covid-19 vaccine jabs daily once the process is ramped up at several mega vaccination centres here, says Khairy Jamaluddin.

The coordinating minister of the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme said this will come with plans to increase the current 10,000 daily vaccination capacity at the KL Convention Centre mega vaccination centre to 15,000 a day in the coming weeks.

“We are starting with 3,900 vaccinations a day at the KL Convention Centre (KLCC).

“Once the process becomes more efficient, we will ramp it up to 10,000 vaccinations.

“If we are allowed to open up the upper floor here, we will be able to add another 5,000 vaccinations a day, ” he told reporters after visiting the centre at KLCC that began operations yesterday.

Khairy added that the mega vaccination centre at the World Trade Centre Kuala Lumpur (WTCKL) is currently handling about 8,000 vaccinations a day.

Nice to meet you: Khairy getting feedback from members of the public waiting for their vaccination shots at the KL Convention Centre. — BernamaNice to meet you: Khairy getting feedback from members of the public waiting for their vaccination shots at the KL Convention Centre. — Bernama

“This is a huge number, but if you go to WTCKL now, the process is going smoothly and there is no overcrowding anymore, with the exception of the problem encountered the other day due to issues with appointments, ” he said.

Apart from KLCC, the other mega vaccination centres that opened yesterday were Axiata Arena Bukit Jalil, Setia City Convention Centre, and UiTM Puncak Alam that would also be able to vaccinate up to about 15,000 people a day once fully operational.

Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin had earlier said that more mega vaccination centres are expected to be set up, especially in densely populated areas such as the Klang Valley, Penang, Johor and Sarawak.

The country’s first mega vaccination centre was set up at the Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre, which opened its doors on May 30.

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