Three Covid-19 vaccination centres in higher education institutes to open next week, says Noraini


KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Three vaccination centres in higher education centres will begin operations as early as next week, says Datuk Seri Dr Noraini Ahmad (pic).

The Higher Education Minister said, in a statement Friday, that the centre at Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) Puncak Alam campus will start operations on Monday (June 7) while the ones at Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) and the USM Advanced Medical and Dental Institute (@AmDI) will open on June 14.

“These three vaccination centres are part of 19 vaccination centres proposed by the ministry to help the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme in its efforts to provide the people with more extensive access to the vaccination.

“The ministry thanks the Covid-19 Immunisation Task Force (CITF) for the opportunity given to us in efforts to curb the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic in the country. We are committed and confident that the initiative will be able to flatten the curve of Covid-19 infections, ” she said.

Noraini said the vaccine administration at UITM Puncak Alam would be conducted at Berlian Hall, which has a capacity of 1,500 people, from 9am to 8pm.

She said at USM, the Covid-19 vaccinations would be conducted at Examination Hall A and B, with from 400 to 1,000 doses targetted daily.

Both centres would provide drive-through facilities for special cases such as persons with disabilities, she said while at @AmDI in Bertam, recipients would be vaccinated at Al-Azahari Hall that can accommodate 200 people with 1,000 recipients targetted daily.

She said the vaccination centres at USM and @AmDI would operate from 9am to 5pm. – Bernama

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