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Selangor’s self-paying vaccination for companies put on hold

Several employers who signed up for the programme when it was announced last month say they have only received an email response confirming the receipt of their details.

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Private companies in Selangor have yet to receive an appointment despite signing up for the state government’s Selgate Covid-19 vaccination programme, close to a month after the self-paying initiative was announced.

MalaysiaNow understands that the programme, which aims to administer 2.5 million doses of vaccine under an initiative managed by state-owned company Selgate Corporation Sdn Bhd, is currently on hold pending approval from the state government.

Several employers who signed up for the programme days after it was announced in May said they had only received an email response confirming the receipt of their details.

When contacted, a spokesman said the programme had yet to be implemented.

“I have been waiting for the promised quotation for about two weeks,” said a human resources officer at a private firm in Shah Alam.

She added that the company would likely cancel the plan to vaccinate its staff under Selgate, as many had received their vaccination appointments for the coming days and weeks through MySejahtera.

Last month, the Selangor government said it had procured 2.5 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine through Selgate Corporation.

Corporate applicants were told to register their interest using the SELangkah Vax website with details of their employees.

They were also to place a half deposit to confirm their booking, with the balance to be settled two weeks before the vaccination date.

MalaysiaNow has contacted Selangor Public Health, Unity, Women and Family Development Committee chairman Dr Siti Mariah Mahmud but has yet to receive a response.

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