Opening of PPV for children in shopping malls in Kota Kinabalu

KOTA KINABALU: Several Covid-19 Vaccination Centers (PPV) have been set up in commercial complexes here, to administer doses of vaccines to children as the vaccination rate among the group in the state is still low.

Kota Kinabalu District Health Officer Dr. Suhaila Osman said the shopping complexes include Imago Mall, ITCC Mall, Warisan Square, Center Point Sabah Mall and One Borneo Hypermall.

To date, she said only 14%, or around 60,000 children, aged between five and 11 in Sabah, have received their COVID-19 vaccine through the national Covid-19 vaccination program for children. (PICKids).

“While going out for an outing with their children in shopping malls, parents can also take them to these PPVs, apart from nearby health clinics or the Luyang Multi-Purpose Hall here.

“Currently they are on school holidays but the risk of infection will increase when they return to school.

“It’s better to do something to give them protection and it’s the best time for children to get vaccinated because the vaccine takes two weeks to work and provide immunity,” she told reporters afterward. an operation called Ops Opocot 3-in-1 to verify compliance with SOPs on company premises.

Some 500 premises and 1,500 people were inspected and questioned during the operation while 14 compounds were issued for, among other things, non-registration in the MySejahtera app and smoking in designated smoke-free areas at outlets. restoration. — Bernama

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