More in logistics sector to get vaccinated

PETALING JAYA: The names of those in the logistics industry eligible for Covid-19 vaccination have been submitted to the Covid-19 Immunisation Task Force (CITF), says Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.

The Transport Minister said it was acknowledged that workers in that industry need to be vaccinated as soon as possible, alongside others in the entire spectrum of the transport industry.

“A full list of eligible recipients has been submitted to the CITF, which includes a list of aviation and airport employees serving under Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB), Malaysia Airlines, AirAsia and Malindo Air, and ports and seafarers under the ministry’s purview.

“Everything is being done to hasten the delivery of vaccines for the men and women of this sector.

“This would also help the country prepare to reopen its air borders and expedite economic recovery once it is safe to do so, ” he said in a statement yesterday.

Dr Wee added that as at June 4, a total of 1, 725 (or 19%) of 9, 340 eligible staff members under MAHB and its subsidiaries had been vaccinated.

“A total of 399 staff members are not eligible due to factors determined by the Health Ministry, including pregnant or nursing mothers or those with other medical conditions, ” he said.

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