IPOH: In efforts to help the government increase the vaccination rate, Klinik De Era, is among the private clinics here, roped in to expedite the Covid-19 vaccination exercise.
The clinic’s resident doctor, Dr Shaun Ashley Chin, said the clinic is part of the National Immunisation Programme chosen as a vaccination centre.
Dr Chin said the clinic carries out vaccinations three days a week (Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays), with 18 people vaccination per day.
“It has been almost two years that the pandemic has hit us, and it is affecting everyone, and as doctors we believe it is our duty to serve, and ensure the vaccination process is expedited.
“Thus we decided to be part of the programme, as herd immunity can only be achieved once more people are vaccinated, ” he said in an interview at the clinic here today. (June 18)
Dr Chin said the aesthetic and functional medicine clinic established in 2013 at Taman Ipoh Selatan, had started administering vaccines starting June 15.
He said recipients who received appointment notifications via the MySejahtera application would need to have their temperature checked first before they are taken to a waiting area, and thereafter to the vaccination room.
“Our staff will explain the procedures to them, ask them about their health conditions before administering the vaccine.
“Since we started the vaccination programme, people have been calling our clinic to enquire about the vaccines.
“We will be given a list of the people getting vaccinated by the Health Ministry, and walk-ins requesting to be vaccinated will not be allowed, ” he said, adding the majority of those vaccinated at the clinics were aged 70-years-old and above.
Dr Chin said many of the senior citizens who came to get vaccinated at the clinic were concerned about the type of vaccines they were receiving, but most of them were glad that their turn had arrived to be vaccinated.