KUALA LUMPUR, July 28 – Manufacturer and distributor of home appliances, Coway Malaysia has taken the initiative to speed up vaccination efforts for its staff by participating in the Public-Private Partnership COVID-19 Industry Immunisation Programme (PIKAS).
Under PIKAS, Coway Malaysia aims to vaccinate nearly 10,000 of its staff who are yet to be vaccinated under the conventional National COVID-19 Immunisation Programme (PICK).
The company has allocated RM1.1 million for the effort which will provide vaccination for its service technicians, health planners and staff from its headquarters.
“We prioritise the safety and protection of our ‘Cowayians’ as they are the backbone of our organisation — and we are happy to take any steps necessary to make sure that they are all properly vaccinated,” said Kyle Choi, Managing Director of Coway Malaysia.
“As an organisation that believes in the importance of a Healthier Environment for a Happy Nation, we are proud to be a part of this public-private partnership for the community’s overall well-being, and supporting the government’s goal of achieving herd immunity as soon as possible,” he added.
Launched on 16 June 2021, PIKAS is a public-private collaboration aimed at accelerating vaccination among the Malaysian workforce and expediting herd immunity for the community at large. Company participation in PIKAS is entirely voluntary.
The company has already started its PIKAS efforts in the Klang Valley, with approximately 2,400 Coway professionals receiving their vaccines at the Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre (MITEC) from July 23 to 25. More of the staff will continue to be vaccinated.