Op Surge Capacity ends, 1.65 million Covid-19 vaccine appointments given

KUALA LUMPUR: Op Surge Capacity, conducted between July 26 and Aug 1 saw a total 1,655,217 Covid-19 vaccination appointments given to residents in the Klang Valley.

Covid-19 National Immunisation Programme (NIP) Coordinating Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said the Covid-19 Immunisation Task Force (CITF) reported 96.7 per cent of the adult population in the Klang Valley had received at least their first vaccine dose, and 37.5 per cent were now fully vaccinated.

“Though we did not achieve a 100 per cent rate (of Klang Valley population receiving vaccination) through the Op Surge Capacity, but at almost 97 per cent, we will be able to complete it in the first week of August.

“Some (of the people) had cancelled or failed to turn up for their appointments, while some were unable to register (with NIP),” he said in the weekly Press conference on Covid-19 vaccination.

Apart from walk-ins for Klang Valley adult residents at selected PPVs, he said mobile outreach programme at the outskirts of Klang Valley were also being carried out to ensure no one would be left behind.

The nine selected PPVs are KL Convention Centre, HCO F, HCO G and HCO H; Bangi Avenue Convention Centre; Wyndham Hotel, Klang; Dewan Tun Razak, Sabak Bernam; Serendah Community Hall; Mövenpick Hotel & Convention Centre KLIA and Ideal Convention Centre, Shah Alam.

Khairy, who is Science, Technology and Innovation Minister, said the walk-in service for adults aged 40 and above, offered within the stipulated schedule, were only for residents in the Klang Valley who had yet to receive their first dose.

Meanwhile, senior citizens in the Klang Valley who had yet to receive their first Covid-19 vaccine dose could come to any of the nearest PPVs, he said.

Source: New Straits Times


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