Firms in Malaysia encouraged firms to arrange workers’ vaccination

A public outreach programme provides a more controlled and easier way for workers to receive their booster shots.
By: | January 13, 2022

Employers in Malaysia have been encouraged to arrange for their workers’ COVID-19 booster shots under an outreach programme under ProtectHealth Corporation, which is established under the Ministry of Health.

“The PPV Outreach Programme is one of the ways to expedite the booster dose vaccination, focusing on targeted groups and sectors for a short-term programme of one day to seven days, depending on the number of vaccine recipients,” the Ministry of Health said in a statement. 

It added that the programme provides a more controlled and easier way for workers — especially those working in factories or who are immobile — to receive their booster shots.

“Previously, most employees would go to the PPV but for now, employers can opt to set up a vaccination drive for their employees,” said ProtectHealth chief executive officer Dr Anas Alam Faizli.

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“We also encourage private medical practitioners (PMPs) and healthcare NGOs to collaborate with employers and community leaders that wish to do the targeted vaccination at their place, workplace or at the factories to increase the vaccination coverage,” he added. 

“ProtectHealth would pay the PMP and Healthcare NGO for each vaccination given [and the] provider is [to be] paid for full clinical services,” the statement read.