KLANG – Right after the vaccine supply reaches, it will be sent directly to the vaccination centres (PPV) without any delay.
The Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation Khairy Jamaluddin Abu Bakar said, the measure is necessary to ensure that the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme (PICK) runs smoothly.
At the moment, the usage of the vaccine supply nationwide is at 90 percent as the process of its administration is always ongoing.
Therefore, he requested everyone to be patient on the vaccination issue.
“All targets is based on the supply. Every ministry is requesting for it. The supply will come. I would not delay the vaccination. The vaccines are sent right after they arrive. We get the notice from the National Pharmaceutical Regulatory Agency (NPRA) that they send directly to the PPVs.
“Our vaccine utilisation reaches 90 percent now, out of the 100 percent of vaccines that reach us, 90 percent are used within several days while the 10 percent are kept for future appointments.
“Thus, when they question when are we going to get this done… right after the vaccines arrive, they will be delivered straight to the PPV,” he said during a joint-media conference with Transport Minister, Datuk Seri Wee Ka Siong after visiting the first transport PPV at Port Klang today.
According to Khairy, some PPV have ran out of vaccine due to the fast and efficient vaccination process.
“Now, some of the PPV do not have anymore vaccine in their storage and they start to get anxious about when they will be getting their supplies,” he added.
For the record, earlier, Khairy, who is also the Coordinating Minister of PICK alleged that wealthy countries such as the European Union and the United States of America had hauled up Covid-19 vaccine supplies, causing the late supply of vaccines to other countries such as Malaysia. -MalaysiaGazette