GEORGE TOWN, June 4 — The Penang state government needs at least three more mega vaccination centres (PPV) to achieve the targeted daily vaccine dispensing doses to form herd immunity by the end of October.
Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow said the state government is calling parties to come forward to join hands in realising the plan to create herd immunity earlier than planned.
“Among the top priority is having three more mega PPVs which could dispense 5,000 doses daily.
“The initiative is an addition to the existing plan of the state government with the Penang Health Department (JKNPP) now involving 10 PPVs (with two PPVs in each district such as Timur Laut, Barat Daya, Seberang Perai Utara, Seberang Perai Tengah and Seberang Perai Selatan),” he said in a statement here today.
Apart from that, Chow said among the private hospital which would function as Private Hospital Vaccination Centre (PPVHS) via the National COVID-19 Immunisation Programme are Lam Wah Ee Hospital (expected on June 7 2021); Loh Guan Lye Hospital (June 14 2021); Pantai Hospital (June 7 2021); KPJ Hospital (June 7 2021); Penang Adventist Hospital (June 14 2021) and Gleneagles Hospital (June 14 2021).
“All registrations and appointments in the list of hospitals would be announced through MySejahtera application as set by the national immunisation programme,” he said.
Yesterday, National COVID-19 Immunisation Programme Coordination Minister and Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Khairy Jamaluddin in a visit to SPICE Arena PPV near here announced the target of dispensing 150,000 vaccine doses daily this month and it would be raised to 200,000 shots by next month.