Covid-19: National vaccination plan to be finalised Thursday (Jan 7), says Khairy

Covid-19: National vaccination plan to be finalised Thursday (Jan 7), says Khairy

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REMBAU (Bernama): The National Vaccination Plan scheduled to start in February will be finalised this Thursday (Jan 7), says Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Khairy Jamaluddin.

He said this would be discussed at the Covid-19 Vaccine Supply Access Guarantee Committee meeting to be chaired jointly by him and Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba.

"We aim to launch the implementation plan when we have acquired supplies of the Covid-19 vaccine, ” he told reporters after the Rembau Umno delegates meeting Sunday (Jan 3).

He said this was a comprehensive plan which would cover the period before the vaccines are received including the hospitals that can be registered to have access to the vaccine as well as the transportation and storage of the vaccines.


In the meantime, he said his Ministry was also drafting a Low-Touch Economy Plan in collaboration with several other ministries including the Works Ministry and Housing and Local Government Ministry to avoid the risk of the public getting Covid-19.

He said this long-term plan, which would bring changes to the economic environment, would focus on the development and use of robotics which would eliminate the need to touch surfaces.

"People no longer have to meet in crowded places and close contacts will be reduced, ” he said, adding that these measures would help to reduce the number of Covid-19 cases. - Bernama


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