KUALA LUMPUR, August 22 – The Covid-19 Vaccination Task Force (CITF) today denied rumors of preventing general practitioners (GPs) from administering Covid-19 vaccines as part of of the National Covid-19 Vaccination Program (NIP).
The CITF stressed that general practitioners will be needed to continue the long-term vaccination program, as the country may discontinue vaccination centers (VPPs) in the future.
“The claim that the involvement of general practitioners will be terminated is incorrect.
“Instead, the involvement of general practitioners in the future will be considered to ensure the continuity of the vaccination program against the Covid-19, as the VPPs may not be operational at that time,” he said. he said in a statement today.
He also pointed out that general practitioners contributed at least five percent of the total inoculation in the operational surge capacity of Klang Valley.
“As of August 21, 2021, the adult population of Klang Valley having received at least one dose is 107.7%, which also takes into account vaccinations given to undocumented residents and non-residents,” he said. -he adds.
The national task force said more vaccination centers will be closed, including those involving general practitioners.
“In Klang Valley, as of August 22, 12 PPVs have been closed and from August 23 to 29, 21 other PPVs will be closed. Of the 32 PPVs closed, seven were public PPVs.
“For the future, new requirements such as the booster dose, the vaccination of adolescents (aged 12 to 17) as well as the continuous vaccination for new registrants will be finalized from time to time,” he said. declared.