Penang Adds More Private Clinics And PPVs For COVID Booster Dose Administration

Penang Adds More Private Clinics And PPVs For COVID Booster Dose Administration

As of yesterday, 186,669 individuals in Penang have received the booster dose, placing the state sixth in terms of recipient numbers.


Penang Adds More Private Clinics And PPVs For COVID Booster Dose Administration

Dr Norlela Ariffin said the Penang state has approved an extra 12 private clinics and four vaccination centres (PPVs) to administer the Covid-19 vaccine booster dose. 

According to the head of the state Agrotechnology and Food Safety, Rural Development, and Health Committee, as of yesterday, 186,669 individuals in Penang have received the booster dose, placing the state sixth in terms of recipient numbers.

Source - The Star

Previously, there were 86 private clinics, eight private hospitals, and three PPVs offering booster shots in Penang, but since last week, 12 private clinics and four PPVs have been added to enable more people to get the shots.

Each PPV can offer vaccine shots to 1,000 to 1,500 individuals, and I hope the public goes for their booster doses. In fact, each vaccination centre is equipped with 20% Sinovac shots and 80% Pfizer shots,” she said when contacted by Bernama yesterday.

She said that the booster dose is critical for further protection against Covid-19 variants that have been shown to be more transmissible.

Source – Bernama

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