KOTA BHARU, June 17 — The government anticipates that the vaccination of about 1.2 million residents in Kelantan will be completed by October, said National COVID-19 Immunisation Programme Coordinating Minister Khairy Jamaluddin.
He said it was based on the state government’s target of administering 30,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine a day, next month.
“We will also provide another 550,000 doses of vaccine to Kelantan next month (July) thus enabling the state to increase the administration rate to 30,000 doses a day or at least 20,000 (doses) a day,” he said.
He said this at a press conference after attending the State-Level COVID-19 Immunisation Task Force Meeting with Kelantan Menteri Besar Datuk Ahmad Yakob at the Darulnaim Complex here today.
Khairy said he was confident that the target could be achieved following the positive development of the immunisation programme, including the vaccination outreach programmes.
“The daily vaccination rate in Kelantan is now increasing to 12,000 (doses). Congratulations to Kelantan for the implementation of the various outreach programmes to facilitate vaccination for the residents especially senior citizens,” he said.
To date, 42 per cent of Kelantan’s eligible population have registered for the COVID-19 vaccination.
Kelantan will also set up five more vaccination centres (PPV), one each in Kota Bharu, Bachok, Pasir Mas, Machang and Kuala Krai.