GPs will be involved in phases 2 and 3 of the vaccine program.

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PETALING JAYA: In step two and three of the national immunisation program, the government has decided to enlist the help of general practitioners (GPs) to administer Covid-19 vaccines.

 “We have agreed to involve private GPs to maximise the administration of the vaccine to the people.

At a joint press conference with science, technology, and innovation minister Khairy Jamaluddin, he said, “The health ministry has designated ProtectHealth Corporation Sdn Bhd to execute the participation of GPs in the national immunisation program.”

ProtectHealth, according to Adham, was incorporated as a non-profit organization under the health ministry in 2016 and had experience working with GPs under the Peduli Kesihatan B40 scheme.

ProtectHealth will be in charge of registering general practitioners for the vaccination program, managing fees, performing training, developing manuals, and tracking practitioners as they administer vaccines to the public.

Meanwhile, Khairy said that while there is no regular dosage goal for phase one of the program, Malaysia’s immunisation rates are satisfactory.

He stated that the government’s goal of more than 100,000 vaccination jabs a day would be met when the third phase of the program is implemented, when the vaccine will be available to the general public.

“If you look at our regional peers, we’re doing better than other countries. Of course, it’s not a race. We’re seeking to do the best for Malaysia, but we’re satisfied with the current rate,” he said.

In the next two weeks, Khairy expects the number of vaccine registrations to surpass five million, with the MySejahtera application’s dependents feature scheduled to launch on March 12.

He said he’s asked state governments to mobilize their grassroots machinery to increase vaccine awareness, but that registrations are still poor for now because people are taking a “wait and see” approach.

He said he’s asked state governments to mobilize their grassroots machinery to increase vaccine awareness, but that registrations are still poor for now because people are taking a “wait and see” approach.

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