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Selangor's own vaccine programme to start next month - Free Malaysia Today

Selangor menteri besar Amirudin Shari says the state would spend RM200 million for SCVP, which will focus on the B40 group, senior citizens, teachers and other high-risk groups.

PETALING JAYA: The first batch of vaccines under the Selangor Covid-19 vaccination programme (SCVP) is expected to arrive by the end of June, according to the state government.

Selangor menteri besar Amirudin Shari said the decision was reached after negotiations with the National Pharmaceutical Regulatory Agency (NPRA) concluded on June 1, adding that the vaccination programme will begin next month.

Amirudin said a total of 250,000 individuals from certain targeted groups have been identified, with more than 500,000 doses of vaccines to be purchased directly by the state.

He noted that the state government would spend RM200 million for SCVP, which will focus on the B40 group, senior citizens and teachers, and other high-risk groups such as those working in the services and manufacturing sectors.

He added that the state government is also working on securing vaccines for those who will be turning 18 but have not been vaccinated.

“This group (those turning 18) will also be included in the SCVP,” he said when announcing the state’s latest aid package dubbed Pakej Kita Selangor 2.0, which amounts to RM551.56 million and will benefit some 1.6 million Selangor residents.

However, Amirudin refused to name the vaccine manufacturer, saying it will be one of the vaccines that NPRA has approved.