According to the interpretation from the federal government, Selangor will achieve cluster immunity by October.
Menteri Besar Selangor Datuk Seri Amirudin Shari said if the Selangor Vaccination program (SelVAX) and the Vaccination program held by UiTM Shah Alam UiTM Puncak Alam under the National COVID‑19 Immunization Programme (PICK) is going smoothly, Selangor will achieve 80% herd immunity by this October
“PICK has launched a mega vaccination center in Shah Alam, opened in UiTM and there are also in the mines, this is to equip and facilitate people coming and I see many has come.
“Herd immunity will be 80% achieve by October according to the interpretation from the Federal Government” He said in a press conference at The Gardens Tropicana Mall today.
When asked why Selangor state is using Sinovac Vaccine, Amirudin said that the vaccine is easy to handle
“The request is very overwhelming from companies in Selangor especially from factories, why Sinovac, because we have receive the supply for Sinovac and Sinovac is very easy to handle
“For other vaccine, we are waiting for the approval of National Pharmaceutical Regulatory Agency (NPRA)
“Our discussion in regards to Sinovac is very easy to go through, last month in June we sign the agreement with the supplier which is Pharmaniaga” He said
The SelVAX Program is the state government’s effort to speed up the vaccination process by identifying target groups SelVAX Community and retaining employees SelVAX Industries.]
Amirudin said, SelVAX Komuniti will benefit 250,000 unvaccinated Selangor residents, while SelVAX Industri is a paid program that is open to companies on a voluntary basis with a target of one million employees.