MOH Closes WTCKL PPV After 1.3 Million COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Administered

Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin thanked all staff who worked at the PPV for their service to the nation.

Cover image via @KKMPutrajaya (Twitter) & Berita Harian

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The World Trade Centre Kuala Lumpur (WTCKL) vaccination centre (PPV) has officially been closed for operations as of today, 4 October

Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said the mega PPV has achieved its goal of vaccinating large numbers of people since its opening on 5 May, reported Berita Harian.

"WTCKL has achieved its goal, and today we are closing the PPV that has given out the most vaccinations in Malaysia," he said during the centre's closing ceremony on Sunday, 3 October.

Since opening its doors 150 days ago, WTCKL has delivered nearly 1.3 million COVID-19 vaccine doses to 645,000 people, making it the PPV with the most number of shots given in the country.

Khairy added that the Ministry of Health will be closing other mega PPVs in stages, as areas achieve satisfactory vaccine coverage

"We no longer need to have large PPVs operating, as this involves costs and so on," he said, adding that the majority of people are now fully vaccinated.

Khairy said that he will also be meeting with officials from the Ministry of Science, Technology, and Innovation (MOSTI) to discuss the PPVs that should remain open for foreigners and those who have missed their appointments.

Meanwhile, he said several PPVs across the country will still remain open for the adolescents vaccination programme (PICK-Remaja), and private and government clinics will be used for booster vaccines.

Khairy Jamaluddin overlooks as 20-year-old Mohd Haidhar receives the last vaccine dose at WTCKL during the closing ceremony.

Image via @KKMPutrajaya (Twitter)

Before closing the PPV, Khairy also thanked all volunteers, uniformed bodies, and technical staff for their service to the nation

He said at its peak, WTCKL administered up to 18,000 vaccine doses daily.

"This is most special for Klang Valley, where the number of daily cases has started to drop, until today we saw a total of 9,000 cases, compared to the peak of 23,000 cases when I was appointed," he added.

"It's because of all of you, what you do saves lives."

As of Sunday, 3 October, 87.6% of the Malaysian adult population have been fully vaccinated.

Remember to limit your movement and keep practising physical distancing. Find out the latest COVID-19 updates on the Ministry of Health's COVIDNOW website.

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