MB: Jabs at Perak drive-through centres soon

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IPOH: Perakians will have the option to get their vaccination in a drive-through soon, says Datuk Saarani Mohamad.

The Mentri Besar said the state had identified two locations for the initiative to start in Kinta district before being held in other areas.

The first location will be near the Indera Mulia Stadium where the current district vaccination centre is located while the second will be near the Sultan Azlan Shah Roundabout in Bandar Meru Raya.

“This initiative will increase the vaccination rate in Kinta from 800 to 1,500 people daily. It will also lessen congestion at existing vaccination centres.

“It will be similar to the drive-through swab-testing, ” he said.

After the introduction in Kinta, it would be rolled out to other districts in stages, he added.

Saarani said the drive-through was among five initiatives by the state to speed up the vaccination process to achieve herd immunity.

He said the state had targeted to achieve 15,000 daily vaccinations this month compared to the daily average of 8,000 in May.

He added that another initiative was to procure the Sinovac vaccine from Pharmaniaga Bhd for distribution in Perak.

Majuperak Holdings Bhd, a subsidiary of Perak State Development Corporation, would deal with Pharmaniaga, he said.



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