KUANTAN, Aug 3 — A total of 1,840 Felda Sungai Panching Selatan and Panching low-cost public housing (PAKR) residents here will be vaccinated under the COVID-19 Civil-Military Cooperation (CIMIC) immunisation programme organised by the Malaysian Joint Forces Command.
The Joint Forces Command said in a statement that the three-day programme beginning today at the Felda Sungai Panching Selatan Semai Bakti hall would hopefully speed up the immunisation programme and help achieve herd immunity in the Kuantan district and Pahang in general.
Under the programme, the Kuantan District Health Office will provide the vaccines and medical staff while about 600 residents will be vaccinated daily, with administering of the second dose expected to begin on Aug 24.
Also, the Felda management as well as the Sungai Panching Selatan and Panching AKR security and development committees have come together to make this programme a success.
The Joint Forces Command will continue to implement the high-impact programme for Malaysians through the CIMIC programme in the future, according to the statement.
At the programme today were Joint Forces commander, Lt Gen Datuk Yazid Arshad and Paya Besar MP Mohd Shahar Abdullah who checked out the vaccination process and listened to an implementation briefing by the organisers.