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Covid-19 jabs for Genting Group staff: Pahang SDMC says vaccination of hotel sector only after completion of first phase, acquisition of additional doses

Covid-19 jabs for Genting Group staff: Pahang SDMC says vaccination of hotel sector only after completion of first phase, acquisition of additional doses
KUANTAN, April 29 — The Pahang State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) has explained that the vaccination of workers from the hospitality industry was done based on several factors, including the cluster involving Genting Highlands as well as the increased number of vaccine doses obtained by...

The SDMC announced that 5,600 additional Sinovac vaccines were then received for recipients from the transport sector, local authorities (PBT), clinic support services (PSK) and hospital support services (PSH).Efforts to get recipients for the Sinovac vaccine began early in March, with 540 people from the PSH category receiving vaccination appointments, besides those from the PSK (104 people), transport sector (1,726), PBT (102) and hospitality (3,036).“The total distribution originally planned (for the hospitality sector) was only 1,575 doses, but it was increased to 3,036 people following a poor response from eligible recipients from the transport sector,” the statement said.According to it, the National Covid-19 Immunisation Task Force (CITF) had ruled that the Sinovac vaccine was not suitable to be given to those from the comorbidity group.

The SDMC also stressed that the state CITF, which is subject to the Federal CITF, was committed to ensuring the success of the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme as well making sure the relevant groups receive their vaccine jabs as planned.Yesterday, National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme Coordinating Minister Khairy Jamaluddin denied allegations, which went viral, that the inoculation of a number of Genting Group workers was conducted on his orders.

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