GEORGE TOWN: Penang will start a vaccination programme for teenagers in the next two weeks, says Khairy Jamaluddin.
The Health Minister said the ministry has made a projection on the implementation and the programme will start in the fourth week of September.
"We will implement the vaccination exercise among the teenagers, and most of it will be done at schools where they will be called by their respective schools to receive the jabs," he said during a press conference during his visit to Penang on Saturday (Sept 11).
He said there are about 130,000 teenagers in the state who have been identified as eligible for the programme.
Khairy also said that the Health Ministry would be sending another 200 frontliners to Penang to help in the fight against Covid-19, reported Bernama.
He also said the ministry was considering setting up a field hospital near the Penang Hospital.