KUALA LUMPUR (March 12): Sunway Group has committed Sunway Pyramid Convention Centre (pictured) as the first private large-scale vaccination centre for the Petaling district, as the country ramps up the National COVID-19 Immunisation programme (NCIP). 

In a statement today, the group said the 80,000 sq ft convention centre opened its doors on March 10 and will be carrying out vaccinations for at least 1.8 million people, starting with frontline workers followed by residents in the Petaling district over the next 11 months until February 2022.

It said the centre will carry out vaccinations for healthcare workers in the government and private facilities as well as essential services from February to April 2021, followed by remaining healthcare workers, essential workers and enforcers as well as senior citizens and high-risk groups from April to August 2021.

Meanwhile, vaccinations for the community at large will be carried out from August 2021 to February 2022. Free parking is provided for those who come to be vaccinated.

As of March 12, it said some 1,400 frontline workers have been vaccinated. The vaccination is carried out by Petaling Health District Office with strict adherence to the standard operating procedures, in small groups, with adequate social distancing.

“Sunway Pyramid Convention Centre has the ideal size, strategic location, and infrastructure support we need to ensure the smooth roll-out of the vaccinations. We are thankful to the Sunway Group for its prompt response in offering the convention centre as a vaccination hub and supporting the national immunisation programme,” said the Petaling District Disaster Management Committee.

As at 2.55pm, Sunway Bhd was down three sen or 1.76% at RM1.67, with 1.74 million shares traded. This gave the company a market capitalisation of RM8.2 billion.

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