Sunway Medical Centre Begins COVID-19 Vaccination for Teenagers

11 October 2021

Sunway Medical Centre Begins COVID-19 Vaccination for Teenagers

Sunway City, 11 October 2021 – In support of the continuous efforts in COVID-19 National Immunisation Programme, Sunway Medical Centre has resumed the role of a Pusat Pemberian Vaksin Hospital Swasta (PPVHS). This time, the hospital will be administering 500 COVID-19 doses daily for teenagers, ages 12 to 15.

“We have been involved since Phase One of the National Immunisation Programme and are honoured to be given the opportunity once again in supporting COVID-19 vaccination efforts to keep young Malaysians safe. This is also timely with schools reopening, economic sectors slowly recovering and adapting to the new normal of living with this endemic,” said Bryan Lin, Chief Executive Officer of Sunway Medical Centre.

Sunway Medical Centre was a Zon Pemberian Vaksin (ZPV) in Phase One of the National Immunisation Programme, vaccinating frontliners from 12 private hospitals across the Klang Valley. In Phase Two and Three of the programme, the hospital was appointed as a Pusat Pemberian Vaksin Hospital Swasta (PPVHS) and also managed a mega Pusat Pemberian Vaksin (PPV) at Sunway Convention Centre to inoculate the public. To date, Sunway Medical Centre has administered about 348,500 doses.

The hospital’s SunMed Convention Centre will once again be repurposed into a vaccination centre. The hospital is fully-equipped and ever-ready to serve the needs of the nation. A dedicated team of medical and non-medical professionals will ensure that the teenagers and their parents or guardians are served efficiently and comfortably in the coming weeks.

“Vaccination efforts have shown a positive effect in helping to curb the pandemic, but we must continue to observe the necessary public health measures such as social distancing, wearing a face mask and practising good hand hygiene. This is very important and should not be taken lightly as we get on with our lives,” adds Dr Seow Vei Ken, Medical Director of Sunway Medical Centre.

Driven by its passion to safeguard Malaysia, Sunway as a whole, has contributed close to RM60 million since March 2020 to help the country battle the COVID-19 pandemic.