Hybrid PPV will reduce congestion

Dr Kelvin Yii

KUCHING: The Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK) vaccination centre (PPV) which is currently used to administer the AstraZeneca vaccine can be utilised to inoculate other vaccine recipients.

Bandar Kuching MP Dr Kelvin Yii said this will decentralise some of the congestion experienced by the public at the Stadium Perpaduan PPV, and help accelerate the process.

“Currently, many still need to wait hours to receive their vaccine especially at the stadium and this is taxing especially for the elderly and the disabled (OKU).

“This will also reduce congestion in a particular PPV and help spread out the crowd,” he said in a Facebook post.

Dr Yii noted that currently, the Stadium Perpaduan PPV is vaccinating about 2,000 individuals daily.

“The congestion will continue to increase as we increase the daily target for vaccinations in the stadium to 5,000 daily.

“This should be done concurrently as soon as possible without the need to wait until the AstraZeneca opt-in programme to complete,” he said.

Earlier Thursday, Dr Yii and his team helped transport two elderly couples for their AstraZeneca vaccine appointment at BCCK.

“The whole process was very smooth and well-managed by Borneo Medical Centre (BMC), and volunteers from Red Crescent and Malaysia Vaccine Support Volunteers (MyVAC),” he said.

He noted that the PPV was increasing its daily vaccination from about 1,000 vaccinations on Wednesday to 3,000 on Thursday.

“Even with higher numbers, they are still very well-managed and the waiting time is much more reasonable,” he said.