UMS Hospital PPV to administer 200 vaccine doses daily – VC

Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) Hospital’s vaccination centre (PPV) here began operations today, and will carry out 200 vaccinations per day, says UMS Vice-Chancellor Prof Datuk Dr Taufiq Yap.

Taufiq said although its vaccination rate is not high compared to others, the PPV, which opens from Monday to Friday, is part of the hospital’s effort to help fight COVID-19.

He said UMS Hospital PPV is also ready to increase the number of doses, depending on need.

“The channelling of expertise to the effort, I believe, will improve UMS staff skills,” he told reporters after conducting checks at the PPV here today.

He said the PPV is now in its trial phase and priority will be given to UMS residents especially students so that herd immunity can be achieved on the campus as soon as possible.

He said UMS hopes the government will provide more vaccine supplies to enable the PPV to administer more doses, not only to its community, but also to surrounding residents, particularly in the Sepanggar area.

Source: BERNAMA News Agency