According to NST, 91 per cent of the total number of clusters in Selangor are workplace-related, of which a whopping 80 per cent were from factory clusters and 11 per cent from construction site clusters.
Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Amirudin Shari said these were part of the 125 total active clusters in the state.
“Based on this development, we have allocated 2 million vaccines for 1 million workers, including the foreign workers,” he said in a Facebook live broadcast yesterday (30 June).
Amirudin announced that the Selangor state government had ramped up its vaccination programme by placing a booking of 2.5 million doses of Sinovac vaccine from Pharmaniaga Berhad as part of the effort to inoculate 1.25 million people under Selangor Vaccine Programme (SelVAX).
He noted that SelVAX was launched to expedite the current vaccination initiative in order to achieve herd immunity in the state by October this year while complementing the current National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme (NIP).
Amirudin also explained that SelVAX was divided into two categories namely SelVAX Community (free for targeted groups) and SelVAX Industry (to be paid by companies, free for the workers).
For now, over 50,000 companies had made bookings for the vaccines through SelVAX and 2 million workers had registered to be vaccinated. Among the companies are 99 Speedmart, Ecoworld and Touch N’ Go.
“Companies cannot charge their workers for vaccination under this programme,” he said.
Recipients under SelVAX could get their vaccines through the five mega vaccination centres (PPVs), six community PPVs, 15 Selcare clinics as well as 1,228-panel clinics throughout Klang Valley.
“Some 43,500 vaccine doses will be distributed to the 26 PPVs (mega PPVs, community PPVs and Selcare clinics) in order to increase our daily vaccination rate so that we reach our target of achieving herd immunity by October this year,” Amirudin said.
Watch the full video of the announcement here: