Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin announced that Operation Surge Capacity, a massive vaccination effort in the Klang Valley will be executed to reduce severe cases of Covid-19 infection.
Why it matters: The move will see daily doses of vaccines administered in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor go up significantly to ensure that some 6.1 million adults have access to at least one shot of the vaccine.
This involves the administration of the vaccine at a rate of 1.3 million doses until 25 July, 2021 and another 1.3 million doses between 26 July to 1 August 2021.
Current numbers: Up until 16 July, about 3.5 million adult population in Selangor and KL have received at least one dose of the vaccine.
Cooperation between the federal government and Selangor state government is crucial with the coordinating minister for the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme, Khairy Jamaluddin decided together with Selangor Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Amirudin Shari to appoint Bangi MP Ong Kian Ming as the coordinator for the Selangor state government.
The issue: The high increase in daily COVID-19 cases, especially in the Kuala Lumpur and Selangor is giving pressure for the COVID-19 Immunisation Task Force (CITF) to make thorough preparations to increase vaccination capacity and vaccination rate, especially in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor which are the epicentre of the COVID-19 outbreak.