By Nur Ashikin Louis
KUCHING, July 5: The Samarahan Indoor Stadium is among the 21 new vaccination centres (PPVs) nationwide operating from today onwards.
Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation (Mosti) Khairy Jamaluddin said the new PPV will be able to administer some 700 vaccinations daily.
“The 21 new PPVs comprised of public PPVs in which 10 is in Sabah, two in Pulang Pinang and one each in Pahang and Sarawak; as well as seven integrated PPVs in Selangor. All these PPVs combined would cover an estimated vaccination capacity of 24,350 jabs daily,” he said at a virtual press conference today.
He revealed that as of yesterday, a total of 9,188,960 appointments have been issued and some 9,006,715 vaccine doses have been administered in the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme (Pick).
“To date, 27.3 per cent of the adult population in Malaysia have received at least one dose of vaccine while 11.2 per cent have completed two doses,” he added.
Elaborating on vaccine supply, Khairy said Malaysia today had received 1,000,350 Covid-19 vaccine doses produced by Pfizer-BioNtech donated by the United States of America (USA) to continue the success of the ongoing Pick.
“More Pfizer vaccines procured by the government are going to arrive this month, with an estimated total of 5,428,800 doses.
“For Sinovac vaccines, we will receive the remaining supplies this month, completing the total purchase of about 12 million doses. We will also receive another shipment of 500,000 Sinovac doses from the Chinese government this month.
“For AstraZeneca vaccines, apart from the 1 million doses contributed by the Japanese government last Friday (July 2), we have also received 586,700 doses through the procurement by the Malaysian government.
“From August onwards, the vaccines that will be used for Pick are Pfizer and AstraZeneca, not including CanSino which we have yet to receive the shipment delivery date,” he added. — DayakDaily