Works Ministry through CIDB offers subsidised Covid-19 vaccination to 40,000 construction workers

Silhouettes of workers on a construction site. — file pic. // Photo: Pixabay

KUCHING, June 17: The Ministry of Works through the Construction Industry Development Board Malaysia (CIDB) is offering subsidised Covid-19 vaccinations to 40,000 workers in the construction sector to accelerate the vaccination rate of economic frontliners.

Senior Minister of Works Dato Sri Fadillah Yusof said the vaccination charge imposed through this programme is RM140 per person for two complete doses but CIDB will provide a subsidy of RM50 per person and offer CIDB premises as vaccination centre for free.

With that, he said employers in the private construction sector only have to pay RM90 for each of their workers to be vaccinated.

“The Ministry of Works presented a proposal to implement a vaccination programme for the construction sector to the National Covid-19 Immunisation Task Force (CITF) on June 14 and it was approved.

“Through this programme, the private sectors need to self-fund for the services of certified medical officers and task force and provide their own vaccination centres, while vaccine delivery will be provided free of charge by the government.

“In this case, CIDB will coordinate and facilitate the implementation of this vaccination programme on behalf of the construction industy,” he said in a statement today.

Fadillah also said participation for this programme is voluntary so the construction industry activists may choose to hold the vaccination event for their own employees by directly dealing with CITF.

Meanwhile, he said the vaccination programmes to be coordinated by CIDB is currently targeted to be held in the entire state of Selangor on June 14 and in Kuala Lumpur (KL) on June 30.

Those interested to register their employees in this vaccination programme in KL are welcome to do so starting June 21 at or call 03-40428880 for any enquiries. — DayakDaily