MELAKA: Three more vaccination centres (PPVs) for workers in the manufacturing and industrial sectors are being considered for the state, says the International Trade and Industry Ministry (Miti).
Its Deputy Minister Datuk Lim Ban Hong said the additional centres, under the Public-Private Partnership Covid-19 Industry Immunisation Programme (Pikas), will reinforce the inoculation rate in these sectors.
"We plan to add one on-site and two open Pikas PPVs in the state," he said after visiting the Pikas PPV at Bayou Lagoon Resort in Bukit Katil here on Sunday (July 25).
Lim said the open Pikas PPVs could dispense a large number of vaccinations and be available to multiple companies. An on-site centre is opened at companies with a workforce of 1,000 and above.
"In Melaka, we have two on-site Pikas PPVs at Texas Instruments and Infineon Technology here," Lim added.
He said there are currently 12 open and 22 on-site Pikas PPVs throughout the country.
"Some 17,053 companies throughout the nation have registered for the vaccination programme up to Saturday (July 24)," he said, adding that 1.3 million employees are projected to be vaccinated at Pikas centres.
A total of 298,306 employees have completed their first dose while 28,596 have completed their second doses.
Lim added that 70,952 employees from 613 companies have so far submitted their applications under Pikas.