KUALA LUMPUR, June 18 — The Covid-19 Immunisation Task Force (CITF) will begin to vaccinate service counter staff under the Home Ministry and its related agencies in stages, Home Minister Hamzah Zainudin said today.
He said the Special Committee for Ensuring Access to Covid-19 Vaccine Supply (JKJAV) has approved Covid-19 inoculation for these civil servants.
“This approval from JKJAV will enable all KDN staff and officers to continue carrying out their responsibilities in ensuring the safety, peace, and well-being of Malaysians,” Hamzah mentioned in a statement today.
Earlier, Vaccine Minister Khairy Jamaluddin announced that only 20 per cent of 9.4 million high-risk individuals targeted for Covid-19 vaccination in Phase Two — people aged above 60 years, those with underlying health conditions, and people with disabilities — have received at least one vaccine dose as of June 8.
However, the government began the Phase Four vaccination programme for economic frontliners on June 16 as a parallel programme before achieving the vaccination target set in Phase Two.
Hamzah announced today that nearly 85 per cent of frontline workers under KDN from the police force, immigration department, the prisons department, Rela, and the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency, or 150,934 individuals, have received at least one coronavirus vaccine dose as of June 16.
About 75 per cent of KDN frontline workers have been completely vaccinated with two doses of the Covid-19 vaccine, or 133,781 individuals.
Hamzah said KDN is also actively monitoring economic sectors and imposing fines on factories and companies that do not comply with the current Movement Control Order (MCO) rules.
A total of 7,387 factories and 41,383 business premises have been inspected, out of which 21 arrests were made, 201 compounds issued, and 63 factories and business premises ordered shut.