Another group of homeless to get their Covid-19 jabs


KUALA LUMPUR: Another batch of the city’s homeless folk are expected to receive their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccination by next week.

A total of 133 people, who are currently housed at the Setiawangsa Community Centre, have undergone Covid-19 screening and are set to be vaccinated on June 22 under Phase Two of the MYMedic@Wilayah Vaccine Mobile Truck programme.

Federal Territories Minister Tan Sri Annuar Musa said in total, 252 homeless people would be vaccinated by the end of the month.

“During the first batch, 119 people currently housed at Anjung Kelana received their first dose on May 27 and will complete their second dose of the vaccine tomorrow (June 17).

“The ministry will also be expanding the mobile vaccination programme to other areas in Kuala Lumpur to allow for easier access,” he said in a statement on Wednesday (June 16).

He said this would be a joint initiative with City Hall and Kuala Lumpur Health Department, and would be monitored by the police, Malaysian Volunteer Corps (Rela) and Civil Defence Force (APM) to ensure there is no violation of standard operating procedures (SOP).

He said the programme is one of the initiatives to ensure 80% of the residents in the federal capital are vaccinated by the end of August.

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