KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 26 — The decision to halt the involvement of private general practitioners in the National COVID-19 Immunisation Programme (PICK) in the Klang Valley is only temporary.
Health Ministry (MOH) and Science, Technology and Innovation Ministry (MOSTI) in a joint statement today said the decision was made after studying various factors such as the capacity of the vaccination centres (PPV), the number of vaccines and the supplies as well as the number of people who still need to be vaccinated.
It said that it was in line with the implementation of PICK, which is to ensure the vaccination rates are high and done as swiftly as possible.
The vaccination rates will then gradually decrease as more people receive the COVID-19 vaccine shots, the statement read.
It was reported that more than 700 private clinics were stopped from administering COVID-19 vaccines under PICK.