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National stadium among mega vaccination centres to boost immunisation drive

The PPV at the Bukit Jalil National Stadium, the biggest yet, will be able to see a maximum 10,000 jabs per day if all goes well.

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Several mega vaccination centres (PPVs) expected to provide a boost to the country’s immunisation drive are ready to open, National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme coordinating minister Khairy Jamaluddin said today.

He said the PPV at the Bukit Jalil National Stadium which opens today, the biggest yet, is currently capable of hosting 5,000 vaccine jabs per day.

“If the vaccination process goes smoothly and the SOPs are obeyed, the PPV could give a maximum of 10,000 doses each day,” he said at a press conference.

Meanwhile the mega PPV at UiTM Shah Alam, which also opened today for residents in Selangor, is targeting the administration of 3,000 shots per day.

Khairy also said that 17 new public PPVs began operating today in Sabah, Sarawak, Terengganu and Labuan.

He said Malaysia expects to have 10% of its population fully vaccinated by mid-July if the number of doses given from this month on remains consistent between 200,000 and 300,000 each day.

For every 100 doses administered, he added, 30 are second doses.

He said in order to fully immunise 10% of the population – some 3.2 million people – 10.7 million doses need to be administered based on this ratio.

“Based on the projection and taking into consideration vaccine supply and PPV capacity, we project we can reach full coverage which is two doses by mid-July.

“We are aiming to administer eight million doses in June and reach 10.7 million in mid-July.

“This will involve ramping up our daily capacity in order to have 10% of the population fully immunised by mid-July,” he said.

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