PUTRAJAYA: Selangor currently receives 17% of the Covid-19 vaccines delivered to Malaysia and this will be ramped up as the government looks to hasten the immunisation programme in the state, says Khairy Jamaluddin.
"The Covid-19 Immunisation Task Force (CITF) has decided to increase the procurement of vaccines for Selangor.
"Several new mega vaccination centres (PPVs) have been opened in Selangor, including at the Setia Alam Convention Centre and UiTM Puncak Alam.
"More mega-PPVs will be opened soon so we can prioritise Selangor, in line with our effort to focus on the Covid-19 situation in the Klang Valley," said the coordinating minister for the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme at a weekly joint press conference with Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba.
Khairy said the CITF had taken note of the Selangor Sultan's comment on the allocation of vaccines for the state.
"We will put extra focus on controlling the pandemic in Selangor, which is the most populous state in the country. We had already made plans earlier with the opening of new PPVs and increased deliveries of vaccines.
"We are aiming to ramp up the deliveries of vaccines to Selangor up to 25% of the country's total, and probably more after when we get additional supplies in the future," he said.