Over 300,000 workers registered under Pikas so far, says Azmin


JOHOR BARU: Some 2,082 companies with a workforce of 301,050 across the country have registered for their employees to be vaccinated under the nationwide Public-Private Partnership Covid-19 Industry Immunisation Programme (Pikas).

International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali said that in Johor alone, 255 companies with 14,357 employees have registered for Pikas.

"There are two models offered to companies taking part in the programme. The first model is where companies could send their employees to the designated vaccine dispensing centres (PPV) under Pikas to be vaccinated.

"Under the second model, companies or a group of companies with 1,000 workers or more could carry out on-site vaccination initiatives with assistance from the government," he said.

He said this in a press conference after visiting a PPV under Pikas at the Austin International Convention Centre (AICC) here in Johor Baru on Friday (June 18).

"There are two PPVs under Pikas in Johor. One in Pengerang, which implements the on-site model and the second one here in Johor Baru would be carrying out the first model," he said.

The PPV in AICC is expected to start administering the vaccine by June 28 while the on-site PPV in Pengerang started its operation on June 16.

Earlier, Azmin also visited the PPV in Pengerang in the Kota Tinggi district.

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