JKM STAFF, SENIOR CITIZENS, PWD TO GET VACCINE IN SECOND PHASE
18 Feb 2021
PUTRAJAYA: Social Welfare Department (JKM) staff, senior citizens and persons with disabilities (PwD) will be vaccinated in the second phase of the National COVID-19 Immunisation Programme.
Women, Family and Community Development Ministry (KPWKM) today explained that the groups are not the first phase recipients of the vaccine as informed by its Minister Datuk Seri Rina Mohd Harun on Tuesday.
The ministry in a statement said that there was a factual error regarding the vaccination phase involving JKM staff, senior citizens and PwD in the National COVID-19 Immunisation Programme.
In a statement issued earlier, Rina was reported as saying that a total of 68,003 individuals from the KPWKM target groups would be vaccinated in the first phase of the National COVID-19 Immunisation Programme.
They comprised 48,564 senior citizens who are members of the Senior Citizen Activity Centres and residents of institutions under the ministry’s supervision as well as 19,439 registered persons with disabilities who are also Community-Based Rehabilitation Programme trainees. -Bernama