Two mega PPVs in Melaka to begin operations on Monday

MELAKA (Bernama): Two mega vaccination centres (PPVs) at the Hang Jebat Stadium and Jasin Mini Stadium here will begin operations on Monday.

State Health and Anti-Drugs Committee chairman Datuk Rahmad Mariman said with the opening of these two mega PPVs, the vaccination rate in the state was expected to increase to 22,000 recipients a day.

He said the Mega PPV at the Hang Jebat Stadium was capable of administering vaccine injections to 5,000 recipients per day while the mega PPV at the Jasin Mini Stadium was capable of handling 3,000 vaccine recipients daily.

"These two mega PPVs will not accomodate walk-ins. All prospective recipients need to register via the MySejahtera application for their vaccinations to prevent overcrowding at the PPVs," he said.

He said this to reporters after attending the vaccination and trauma programme for hawkers and traders renting Hang Tuah Jaya Municipal Council premises at the Melaka Mall, here, on Saturday (Aug 28).

Rahmad said the opening of the mega PPV at the Hang Jebat Stadium would not disrupt the running of the Super League matches scheduled at the same venue as the vaccination operations would not involve the football pitch.

He also said that with the opening of the two mega PPVs, the state government had decided to close the PPVs in Tanjung Minyak, Klebang and at Dewan Alamanda in Jasin.

"As of yesterday (Aug 27), almost 80% of the the population in the state have received the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine and we hope to complete the first-dose vaccination process next month.

"Therefore, it is not practical to open some PPVs and their staff can be mobilised to the mega PPVs to assist the operations there,” he added. - Bernama

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