PETALING JAYA: The National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme took to the road in the interior of Negri Sembilan when the state's first mobile vaccination unit began operations on Monday (June 14).
Some 13 Health Ministry doctors and personnel will spend the next five days at Felda Kepis, Kuala Pilah, in a repurposed mobile dental clinic to vaccinate the settlers there.
"Apart from the medical team, local volunteers have also joined to help ensure that the vaccination process is conducted in a smooth, orderly and safe manner.
"Three medical officers and two dentists in the team will carry out the vaccinations," Kuala Pilah district medical officer Dr Noraliza Radzali said when contacted on Monday.
She said the goal of the exercise was to provide 1,000 doses of Covid-19 vaccines to the elderly and those with comorbidities, although eligible individuals aged 18 and above were also welcome to get vaccinated.
"We aim to vaccinate about 250 settlers from 9am to 5pm on Monday.
"The exercise will be conducted for five days until Friday (June 18)," she said, adding that settlers will be given the Sinovac vaccine.
Dr Noraliza said the mobile unit will be stationed at Dewan Semai Budi Felda Kepis with with the team travelling around the area daily.
"We will also be going to other areas in the interior such as Padang Lebar dan Seri Menanti during this period," she added.
She said she and her team were happy to be able to be part of the vaccination programme to help protect Felda settlers here against the virus.
"I feel grateful and thankful, especially to my team and Senaling assemblyman Datuk Adnan Abu Hassan for the initiative," she added.
On Sunday (June 13), Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba said a total of 1,331,262 people have completed both doses of the vaccine under the immunisation programme.
He said 3,030,096 people have received their first dose, bringing the total number of shots administered to 4,361,358 doses.