PIKAS Accelerates Rate of Immunization in Penang by Targeting the Manufacturing Sector Workforce

As of 16 June 2021, more than 1,733 companies with a total of 280,820 employees have registered with the COVID-19 Public-Private Partnership Industry Immunization Program (PIKAS), of which 186 companies and a total of 139,851 employees are from industry players in Penang.

The PIKAS program is a responsive measure following suggestions from industry associations, chambers of commerce and Small and Medium Enterprises to help expedite vaccination of the people in order to achieve herd immunity in the community. PIKAS plays an important role in protecting workers from the risk of COVID-19 infection as their safety can ensure the economy can recover quickly and continue to be resilient.

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