KUALA LUMPUR (May 31): The vaccination centre (PPV) at the Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre (MITEC) will operate on a mega scale by increasing its daily capacity to up to 8,000 vaccine recipients from June 7.

MITEC PPV coordinator Dr Nor Maizura Haron said this, however, depends on the staff capacity and vaccine supply.

“With the increase of the [centre’s] daily capacity to between 6,000 and 8,000 [vaccine recipients], we need approximately 300 to 500 staff.

“This week alone, we will receive more volunteers and with the supply of vaccine that we are most likely to get, we will start mega-scale operations on June 7,” she said when met on the first day of MITEC PPV operations here today.

At present, she said the centre had 250 staff, 85 of whom are from the Ministry of Health (MoH).

Nor Maizura said the current capacity of vaccine recipients at the centre, which operates from 8am to 5pm from Monday to Friday, is between 2,400 and 2,800 daily.

She said the number includes 30 to 50 haj pilgrims listed by Lembaga Tabung Haji.

“With the increase of the capacity, we also expect an increase in the number of haj pilgrims to be vaccinated here,” she said, adding that the entire vaccination process for each recipient at the centre takes less than one hour.

Meanwhile, MITEC acting chief operating officer Mala Dorasamy said MITEC will continue to cooperate with the Covid-19 Immunisation Task Force (CITF) and the MoH to make all the necessary preparations ahead of the commencement of the mega-scale operations.

“We will open more halls to increase the capacity as there are only two halls currently being used.

“We will also provide assistance, such as wheelchairs, for recipients who might need it,” she added.

Registration for Covid-19 vaccination can be done via the MySejahtera app or by calling 1800-888-828.

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