Selangor state government to vaccinate 1million workers, including the foreign workers, says MB


KUALA LUMPUR: Selangor state government has allocated 2 million vaccines for 1 million workers, including the foreign workers, said Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Amirudin Shari.

He said 91 per cent of the total number of clusters in Selangor came from workplace, 80 per cent were from factory clusters and 11 per cent from construction site clusters.

Based on this development the state government will give priority to factory workers.

“We have allocated over RM237 million for this programme and made bookings for 2.5 million doses directly in order to vaccinate 1.25 million people.

“We expect to inoculate over 250,000 Selangor residents under SelVAX Community, especially those who haven’t received their vaccines,” he said in a press conference yesterday.

This initiative has been taken by the state government to help expedite the current vaccination process and achieve herd immunity in the state by October this year.

Selgate Healthcare has been appointed to manage and implement the programme in cooperation with Pharmaniaga for vaccine supplies.

“Among the targeted recipients under SelVAX Community are senior citizens, the B40 community, Peduli Rakyat Initiative recipients and other identified groups, ” said Amirudin.

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