The government has launched the first round of Transportation Sector Vaccination Programme covering maritime, aviation and land transport services.
Transport Minister Datuk Seri Wee Ka Siong and National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme coordinating minister Khairy Jamaluddin visited the launch at Port Klang Authority Sports and Recreation Club.
In a press conference, Wee said, “the Transport Ministry received approval from the Covid-19 Immunisation Task Force (CITF) on June 21 to implement the vaccination programme for more than 51,500 frontliners in the transport sector, namely seafarers, port workers, airport personnel, and those in land and rail transport services.”
Wee explained that the vaccination centre can vaccinate up to 1,000 recipients a day. Additionally, Port Klang Authority are tasked to supervise port workers while the seafarers will be overseen by Central Mercantile Marine Fund through the Marine Department of Malaysia.
He added, “this approach will benefit 18,597 or 53% supervisors and port workers in the central region who are eligible to get vaccinated in the first phase.”
Also, the transport sector vaccination exercise for aviation sector workers at the KLIA main terminal from July 5 and will cover 22,243 airport, airline and cargo workers.
According to Wee, for the land transport sector that involves public land transport, 19,259 rail attendants and bus drivers will receive their vaccination at a few PPVs that will be opening soon.