Proton has started a Covid-19 vaccination programme for all employees in its effort to help restart the automotive industry.
Commenting on the program, Li Chunrong, CEO of Proton said “Proton hopes that by vaccinating our staff, we will contribute to reducing the number of Covid-19 infections in Malaysia. With other companies undertaking similar initiatives, this should help in efforts to restart the automotive industry that has been put on hold by lockdown measures.”
Staff based in Tanjung Malim and Shah Alam who are not yet vaccinated were notified about their vaccine appointments in MySejahtera as the program is expected to run over several days.
For employees based in Shah Alam, they will be getting their vaccine jab at Shah Alam Convention Centre (SACC). According to Proton, this is because there wasn’t a space large enough at their own premises for a temporary vaccination centre that complies with the standard operation procedure (SOP) set by authorities.
To speed up vaccinations in Tanjung Malim, Proton has worked together with both federal and state governments to turn its sports complex into an industry vaccine dispensing centre (PPVIN). The PPVIN has the capacity of vaccinating about 800 people per day and it will be open for six days to ensure the company's staff and vendors get vaccinated.
Following the kick-off today, the vaccination dispensing exercise will be repeated three weeks later for Proton staff to receive their second dose of the vaccine. The company therefore expects most of its employees to be fully vaccinated by the first half of August.