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Only 33% of disabled people registered for vaccination so far

Women, Family and Community Development Minister Rina Harun says efforts must be increased to help them register for vaccination.

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Only 195,395 or 33.8% of the 577,352 disabled people nationwide have registered for Covid-19 vaccination so far, Women, Family and Community Development Minister Rina Harun said today.

She said advocacy and awareness programmes to help the disabled register would be increased through further cooperation with NGOs.

“There are two issues, registration and administering the vaccine. I hope more of the disabled will register to receive the vaccine through this effort.

“Discussions are also being held on providing drive-through vaccination for the disabled. Alhamdulillah (praise be to Allah), the Malaysian Association for the Blind complex has been made a vaccine administering centre, which can help this group be vaccinated quickly,” she said.

She said parties should also go to the ground to help vaccinate those in need.

“This would definitely benefit the disabled who have registered for vaccination as they wouldn’t need to go far to receive the vaccine. We hope there will be more of such groups,” she added.

Yesterday, Khairy Jamaluddin, the coordinating minister for the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme, said 30 vaccination trucks would be mobilised to low-cost housing areas and construction sites in the federal capital to accelerate the vaccination process.

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