Putrajaya will be allocating up to RM5 billion for the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme in order to achieve the herd immunity target in December 2021, compared to the initial target of the first quarter of 2022.
“To control the spread of Covid-19, our first focus is to implement various public health measures in addition to initiating the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme. To date, more than 300,000 people have received the first injection of the vaccine.
To achieve this target, a total of 15,000 staff will be stationed at nearly 950 Vaccines Administration Centre (VAC) nationwide,” Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said.
Taking into account the increase in duties, Putrajaya has agreed to the ‘Bantuan Khas Covid-19’ at the rate of RM200 per month to be extended to civil servants involved in the immunisation programme at the VAC.
Science, Technology, and Innovation (MOSTI) Minister, Khairy Jamaluddin has highlighted that Malaysia will receive 1,000,350 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines by the end of March.
Putrajaya has also purchased additional Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccines bringing total allocation of Covid-19 vaccines in the country to 32 million on March 9.
Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and Dr. Noor Hisham received the second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine at the Precinct 18 Putrajaya Health Clinic today [March 17].