CITF Mulls Language-Specific PPVs For Migrants

CITF attributed the crowds at KLCC PPV to vaccine recipients arriving hours ahead of their appointment, besides time-consuming vaccination registration for migrant workers without MySejahtera.

KUALA LUMPUR, July 30 — The Covid-19 Immunisation Task Force (CITF) said it will consider designating several vaccination centres (PPVs) for foreigners based on their language of use.

The federal vaccination task force said translators and volunteers could be placed at such PPVs to ease the inoculation process, noting that crowds at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC) PPV emerged partly because of lengthy vaccination registration due to migrant workers not having registered for the shot on the MySejahtera mobile app.

“Each migrant worker requires more than five minutes to fill up the forms, which caused congestion at the registration counter,” CITF said in a statement yesterday.

“There were also interpreters who helped, but the process is still time-consuming.”

For the past two days, social media was flooded with complaints from Malaysians about the congestion that occurred in KLCC PPV, with long lines of mostly migrant workers, fearing an emergence of fresh Covid-19 clusters there.

According to CITF, many vaccine recipients who did not follow their vaccination appointment time led to this congestion. 

“Many present in the morning, whereas the appointment is in the evening,” CITF mentioned.

CITF said it has rescheduled vaccination appointment dates for some to reduce the number of vaccinees at PPVs.

CITF also said that vehicles that carry foreign workers en masse from outside the Klang Valley to receive vaccine jabs in the Klang Valley will be prohibited from entering.

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