“Vaccination train” for land transport workers

PETALING JAYA: The Putra Heights LRT station will begin distributing Covid-19 vaccines for those working in the ground transportation industry tomorrow.

It is the first vaccination center installed in a train station.

During a site visit yesterday, staff at Prasarana Malaysia Bhd could be seen setting up the area to distribute the first dose to 600 recipients per day for the next five days.

The establishment of the center is intended for actors of the transport sector, and it is not planned for the moment to open it to the general public.

Prasarana said the company is happy to be part of the national immunization program by offering its facilities to speed up the process.

“After Putra Heights, our next PPV will be at our bus depot in Cheras Selatan,” he said in a statement.

At least 4,000 working hours and 10 days were required for Prasarana to set up the center, from preparations for site visits by the Covid-19 vaccination working group and the Ministry of Transport to the simulation yesterday.

Over 6,000 land transport workers are expected to be vaccinated there, with priority given to frontline people such as bus captains, bus operations workers, Prasarana auxiliary police, station officers, police officers. transit, as well as engineering and rail operations.

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Cynthia D. Farfan