The Covid-19 vaccination programme for the manufacturing sector will only start when there are enough vaccine supplies in the country, says Khairy Jamaluddin.
This was a response to comments and claims that a separate vaccination programme was being carried out for industries and companies.
Science, Technology and Information Minister Khairy Jamaluddin assured that a programme to vaccinate workers from the manufacturing and related services sectors on a large scale will only be rolled out once there is enough vaccine supply for the general public in Phase Three of the National Immunisation Programme.
On a series of Twitter posts, Khairy said, “the reason this programme exists is for PICK (National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme) to offer vaccinations at big industrial sites/ factories.”
He added, “this programme will be rolled out via a public-private partnership where factories will pay for the cost of setting up vaccination sites and medical staff, and the government provides vaccines free from PICK. Again, starts when enough supply for phase three.”
Previously, Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM) said two vaccination models were announced in a consultation session between companies and the International Trade and Industry Ministry.
One model is targeted at local and foreign workers with a minimum threshold of 1,500 employees, while the other model is targeted towards business travellers.