Country’s first Drive-Thru vaccination goes well, to be expanded – Khairy

A shot in the arm for a man to fight the COVID-19 at the Drive-Thru pilot project carried out in USM Hospital in Kubang Kerian. Photo courtesy of Khairy Jamaluddin Twitter page.

PUTRAJAYA, May 30 – The country’s pilot drive-through vaccination project was held at the USM Hospital in Kubang Kerian where a total of 130 people received their shot of vaccine for COVID-19.

Minister of Science, Technology & Innovation; Coordinating Minister for COVID-19 Immunisation, Khairy Jamaluddin said it was a success and that the effort will be now expanded to speed up the rate of vaccination.

“We’ve received applications from other states who are interested to do the same. We are fine tuning the guidelines to implement this,” he said in his Twitter posting today.

The minister earlier today also announced that five new mega vaccination centres will be opened around Klang Valley from 7th June.

“This will accelerate our vaccination efforts. I will be in Penang and then Johor to identify the mega PPVs there as well.

“500 GPs will begin vaccination on 15th June and 1,000 GPs by end of June. This also means by then, GPs and private hospitals would be able to administer 40,000 doses of vaccine per day.”

On Sunday, Malaysia reported a total of 6,999 new COVID-19 cases, a significant drop from the total of 9,290 cases reported on Saturday.