Covid-19 vaccination: Drive-thru option only for second jab for now, says Perak MB


IPOH: The drive-through option for Covid-19 vaccination is currently only open to those getting their second jab, says Datuk Saarani Mohamad.

The Perak Mentri Besar said this was because the process for the second jab was shorter and easier than for those getting their first jab.

“As we can see today, recipients will start from checkpoint A to B. We will need more checkpoints for those getting their first dose as it involves a few extra steps before they can get their jab, ” he told a press conference after visiting the drive-through centre at the Indera Mulia Stadium here on Thursday (June 10).

“A suitable and larger location would also be needed, ” he added.

Saarani said the drive-through was meant to make it easier for senior folk, especially those with mobility issues, to get the vaccine.

“If it can attract more people to get vaccinated, we will expand it to other districts.

“There’ll be no more excuses of having to park far away, ” he said, adding that the drive-through near the stadium will increase the vaccination rate up to 2, 500 people daily.

“It is also the next step for us in preparing for the next phase that includes people aged 60 and below.

“We will always enhance the process to make the vaccination programme better, ” he added.

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