Khairy: Over 2,000 Covid-19 vaccination centres operating nationwide

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PETALING JAYA: Over 2,000 vaccination centres nationwide are currently administering Covid-19 vaccine doses, says Khairy Jamaluddin.

The Science, Technology and Innovation Minister said in Parliament on Wednesday (July 28) that a total of 2,313 vaccination centres (PPV) of various sizes and capacities are in operation as of July 22.

He said this includes 17 mega PPV with a capacity of over 5,000 and another 16 smaller mega PPV with a capacity of 3000 to 5000 as well as 300 public PPVs, 124 special PPVs in government hospitals, 60 on-site industrial PPVs as well as 16 PPVs at higher education institutions and four drive through PPVs.

Khairy added that the 2,313 also includes 1,443 private clinics and general practitioners, 121 private clinics and 19 ambulatory care centres, but also said that the figure does not include mobile vaccination units that are deployed to remote areas such as islands or interior areas.

He also said that 23.88 million vaccine doses have been received by Malaysia as of July 26

Of that total, the Klang Valley area of Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya have received 9.09 million doses, he added.

Khairy then gave statistics for the other states, saying that Sarawak received 3.5 million doses, Johor (2.06 million); Sabah (1.86 million); Perak (1.43 million); Penang (1.25 million) and Kedah (1.11 million).

The coordinating minister of the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme also said that Negri Sembilan received 1.02 million doses; Pahang (948,000); Kelantan (914,000); Terengganu (795,700); Melaka (623,000); Labuan (236,100); Perlis (218,500).

Khairy added that 418,800 vaccine doses have also been received by the Malaysian Armed Forces so far.

He added that Malaysia was currently in talks with other countries such as United Kingdom and Saudi Arabia who have expressed their intention to contribute vaccine doses to Malaysia.

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