Govt to start vaccination for critical economic sectors — Khairy

Govt to start vaccination for critical economic sectors — Khairy

PUTRAJAYA: The government will be commencing the dispensing of vaccine to critical economic sectors especially those which are required to operate throughout the Movement Control Order (MCO) soon, said National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme Coordinating Minister Khairy Jamaluddin.

He said the Covid-19 Vaccine Supply Access Guarantee Special Committee (JKJAV) would be cooperating with a non-profit subsidiary of the Ministry of Health (MOH), Protect Health Corporation Sdn Bhd to manage the handling of vaccination shots to the sectors.

In a joint media conference with Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba on the development of the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme, Khairy said the industrial sector comprised manufacturing, export, logistics, transportation, energy, utilities and other relating industries.

“After looking at the spread of cases and taking into consideration of the national immunisation programme, there is a phase 4 which is the outbreak control phase so JKJAV decided to start the vaccination.

“Now JKJAV is cooperating with the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (Miti), Works Ministry, Transport Ministry, Tourism and Culture Ministry and other government agencies to implement phase 4 for the affected economic sectors,” he said. — Bernama

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