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Poor response to Covid-19 vaccine booster dose in Kelantan, says state Health Dept

Kelantan

The Kelantan Health Department said only 90,316 individuals or 7.3 per cent of the state’s 1.2 million adults who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 have taken their booster doses. Its director Datuk Dr Zaini Hussin said the booster dose take-up rates were still low in Kelantan. In Kota Baru district, only 47,943 individuals or 12.19 per cent of the 393,000 vaccinated adults have received their booster shot, followed by Tumpat (5,466 out of 122,900 adults) and Pasir Mas (7,344 out of 151,900 adults). “We hope those who are eligible would quickly go for their booster shots.

All Kelantan PPVs expected to close next month

Kelantan

All 24 Covid-19 vaccination centres (PPV) in the state are expected to be closed in stages after the vaccination rate for those vaccinated with their first dose reaches 94 per cent. State Local Government, Health and Housing Committee chairman Dr Izani Husin said the centres including 20 public PPVs, are located in all 10 districts in Kelantan. He said some of the PPVs would be closed next week followed by the rest of the centres in stages until the end of next month. "The state government can close all the PPVs early next month but decided to extend it to enable the process for the second doses to run and end smoothly," he told reporters after the state exco meeting here today.

More than 17,000 Kelantan teens vaccinated in two days

Kelantan

More than 17,000 teenagers, aged 16 and 17, in Kelantan received their first Covid-19 dose in a two-day vaccination programme which started on Monday. State Health director Datuk Dr Zaini Hussin said the figure was recorded as of yesterday at several vaccination centres (PPV) in the state. "The vaccination exercise for teenagers in the state continues today. "This includes the outreach programme and also the scheduled walk-in exercise at few PPVs such as at the Mara Junior Science College (MRSM) in Pengkalan Chepa which began today," he added.

Kelantan to get single-dose CanSino vaccine by month end

Kelantan

Kelantan is expected to receive 18,000 single-dose CanSino vaccine in stages beginning Sept 23, said Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba. He said the vaccine would be sent to Gua Musang and Kuala Krai to enable those living in the interior areas to be vaccinated against Covid-19. He said the single-dose vaccine would not only be given to the Orang Asli but also villagers staying in these areas. "There are 7,000 Orang Asli's in Kelantan who are expected to receive the single-dose vaccine while the rest will be given to others," he told a Press conference after visiting a vaccination centre (PPV) in Tunjong here today.

More than 50 Kelantan PPVs allow walk-in vaccination to locals

Kelantan

More than 50 Covid-19 vaccination centres (PPVs) in Kelantan have been directed to allow walk-in vaccinations These PPVs are mostly in the Kota Baru district, and they allow locals to walk-in in an effort to expedite the state-level Covid-19 National Immunisation Programme (NIP). Apart from schools and community halls, these walk-in PPVs are also set up at health clinics, mosques and district councils. State Local Government, Health and Housing Committee chairman Dr Izani Husin said these PPVs had begun allowing walk-ins since Sunday.

Kelantanese swarm PPVs on second day of walk-in vaccinations

Kelantan

The second day of the walk-in vaccination in Kelantan saw more people flock to Covid-19 vaccination centres (PPV) to get their jabs. The visitors, ranging from young adults to the elderly, mostly comprised those who have yet to get their appointment dates on MySejahtera. One of them was housewife Fauziah Kamaruddin, 52, of Pengkalan Chepa, who was accompanied by her 32-year-old daughter Fazlily Kamaruzaman. Fazlily said they arrived at the PPV at the As-Salam mosque here about 9.30am.

Covid-19 vaccination: Kelantan sees over 5,000 walk-ins on first day of programme

Kelantan

Kelantan recorded more than 5,000 people who walked in to get their Covid-19 vaccine jabs at 21 vaccination centres (PPV) throughout the state. State health director Datuk Dr Zaini Hussin said the figure was recorded on the first day of the walk-in approach which started yesterday, adding that the department estimated more than 10,000 people to get vaccinated under this initiative. "In our meeting on Saturday, the department decided to allow the public to get their vaccine jabs via walk-in, which will involve some 10,740 people based on the MySejahtera registrations. "The number of people who turned up yesterday had been overwhelming with more than half of the estimated target having visited the 21 PPVs," he told reporters after attending the state-level National Security Council (NSC) meeting, here, today.

Kelantan anticipates daily tally of Covid-19 cases to decline in two weeks, says health exco

Kelantan

Kelantan government is anticipating that the state’s daily tally of Covid-19 cases will show a decline in the next two weeks, said state Local Government, Housing and Health Committee chairman Dr Izani Husin. He said the Kelantan State Health Department (JKNK) had expected an increase in the cases after the Aidiladha celebration. “Today, 10 days after the Aidiladha celebration, we see the cases drop slightly. We are expecting the cases to further decline in the next two weeks.

Kelantan sees rise in number of patients at Covid-19 quarantine centres after Aidiladha celebration, says official

Kelantan

There has been an increase in the number of patients admitted to Covid-19 Quarantine and Low-Risk Treatment Centres (PKRCs) in Kelantan after the Aidiladha celebration, said State PKRC director Dr Mohd Zurairie Mohd Zubir. He said this has resulted in 11 PKRCs reaching the capacity utilisation rate of between 80 and 98 per cent. “Overall, there are 2,300 beds at all PKRCs in the state and the bed utilisation rate for some centres, namely at Pusat Tarbiah Islam Kelantan (PUTIK) in Pengkalan Chepa and Jubli Perak, Kota Baru, has reached 98 per cent. “Therefore, we will reopen the PKRC at Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan (SMK) Salor. We are also in the midst of identifying a location outside the Kota Baru district for the setting up of a new PKRC,” he said.

Kelantan is state with most places under EMCO from Tuesday to Aug 9

Kelantan

The National Security Council today announced an enhanced movement control order (EMCO) for 28 places nationwide starting from July 28 to August 9. Kelantan has the most at 14, all of which are in Pasir Putih. This is followed by Sabah with eight places, and Perak (four), while Terengganu and Kedah have one each. Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said six of the affected Pasir Putih areas are in mukim Bukit Jawa: Pekan Selising, Kg Selising, Kg Tok Dir, Kg Pak Omar, Kg Bukit Bidang and Kg Bukit Merbau.

Kelantan detects first case of Delta variant

Kelantan

Kelantan has detected its first case of the Covid-19 Delta variant, involving a woman in Pasir Puteh who was confirmed positive on Friday (July 23). State Local Government, Housing and Health Committee chairman Dr Izani Husin said the woman had also been infected with Covid-19 before. He said the case has been classified as a sporadic case. "Therefore, I expect that this Delta variant infection is already present in the community and this is very worrying," he told a press conference at his office at the Kota Darul Naim Complex here Sunday (July 25).

Kelantan to stop dispensing Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine by end July

Kelantan

The Kelantan Health Department will stop dispensing the Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine and replace it with the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine at all vaccination centres in the state by the end of July. State Health director Datuk Dr Zaini Hussin said supplies of the Sinovac vaccine would be halted at the end of July. "From Sunday (July 18), all vaccination centres in Kelantan will only be supplied with enough Sinovac vaccines for second doses," he was reported as saying by Harian Metro on Thursday (July 15).