Following yesterday’s revelation by the Director-General of Health Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah, the coordinating minister for the National COVID-19 Immunisation Programme (PICK), Khairy Jamaluddin has officially confirmed that the government will vaccinate the adult population in Selangor and Kuala Lumpur with at least one dose by 1 August.
Sanctioned by the National Security Council (MKN) due to rising cases in Malaysia especially within Klang Valley, this will be done through a very ambitious exercise called Operation Surge Capacity (OSC). The main focus of OSC will revolve around the period of 26 July to 1 August.
We have just announced ‘Operation Surge Capacity’ for KL & Selangor. All adult residents in KL & Selangor will receive their first dose by 1st August. This will be done with increased supplies & capacity. Between 26 July and 1 August KL & Selangor will need to do 272k/day. pic.twitter.com/eqcEdmR1oz
— Khairy Jamaluddin 🇲🇾🌺 (@Khairykj) July 16, 2021
During the 7-day period, JKJAV aims to administer 1.3 million doses of vaccine throughout both states. Hence, JKJAV will increase vaccine supply and administration capacity in Selangor and Kuala Lumpur as we speak, given that OSC will require Vaccine Administration Centres (PPVs) to increase the daily vaccination rate from 180,000 doses to 272,000 doses.
Interesting enough, Minister Khairy has also said that after the conclusion of OSC on 1 August, anyone in Selangor and Kuala Lumpur that have not received their first dose of the vaccine will be allowed to obtain it via the walk-in manner at any PPVs in both states.
Echoing what has been said by Dr Noor Hisham yesterday, Minister Khairy said that the government is hoping to implement what it has learned in Labuan to help squash the outbreak in Klang Valley. According to the statistics released by the Ministry of Health, Malaysia has recorded 12,541 cases throughout the country today with 7,054 recorded cases in Selangor and Kuala Lumpur.