Ministry of Internal Trade: Nearly 50,000 retail workers vaccinated against Covid-19 via the RiVAC program | Malaysia



People are seen lining up at Tropicana Gardens Mall Covid-19 Vaccination Center (PPV) to get vaccinated on August 1, 2021. – Photo by Hari Anggara

PUTRAJAYA, September 6 – A total of 48,381 retail workers have been fully immunized as part of the Retail Industry Vaccination Program (RiVAC).

The Ministry of Home Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) said in a statement today that the RiVAC program prioritizes frontliners in the economic retail sector to ensure that consumers can shop in a safe environment. .

Priority groups include cashiers; sellers; employees of gas stations; teams from restaurants, hypermarkets / supermarkets and department stores; barbers; hairdressing salon operators / employees; management staff of the shopping complex and workers in the distribution chain.

The RiVAC program in the Klang Valley which began on July 26 ended today.

This program, a joint initiative between the public and private sectors, involved KPDNHEP; Covid-19 Vaccination Working Group; Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation; retail players and the Malaysia Shopping Malls Association (PPK Malaysia).

The KPDNHEP said the RiVAC program has also been extended to some states like Melaka, Johor, Perak, Pahang and Kedah to ensure that the retail sector can work in tandem with the reopening of various economic sectors under the economic recovery plan.

Outlets licensed to operate include grocery stores, convenience stores, gas stations, vehicle shops, hardware stores, and hair salons in states participating in the RiVAC program by immediately registering to have their workers vaccinated. – Bernama



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