Vaccine shortage, Sabah puts PIKAS on hold.

KOTA KINABALU: The Public-Private Partnership Covid-19 Industry Immunisation Programme (PIKAS) is put on hold.

The programme meant to start this month could not go as planned as there is not enough vaccine supply.

Chief Minister Datuk Seri Panglima Haji Hajiji Haji Noor urged the Federal Government to speed up delivery of the Covid-19 vaccine to Sabah.

“We have opened up 151 vaccines administration centres (PPV) throughout Sabah and mobilised outreach programmes to the interior but unfortunately supply of vaccine is slow,” he said.

To this end, Hajiji hoped the vaccine supply would reach Sabah soon as promised by the Federal Government.

“We want to meet the target of 30,000 people vaccinated daily this month under the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme (PICK),” he said.

However, for now , the average daily vaccination for people of Sabah is less than 15,000.

It was also reported that the vaccines are prioritised for second dose recipients and those fall under high risk groups.


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