As the current private-sector immunisation effort is open to critical manufacturing subsectors, Micron’s site falls under the electrical and electronics sector.
Memory and storage solutions manufacturer, Micron Technology, Inc. has completed the administration of 2,200 COVID-19 vaccinations to its team members and contractors, as part of its participation in Malaysia's Public-Private Industry COVID-19 Partnership Immunisation Programme (PIKAS).
The drive began on 16 June, and was completed in five days. In collaboration with the Bukit Jawi Golf Resort Vaccination Center, Micron appointed Qualitas to supervise the safe handling, preparation and administration of the vaccines.
[Photo: Micron Malaysia employees awaiting their turn to be vaccinated]
Amarjit Singh Sandhu, Vice President and Malaysia Country Manager at Micron laud the Ministry of International Trade & Industry’s (MITI's) actions, as extensions of the movement control would be damaging to businesses in Malaysia. "We believe PIKAS is a pragmatic approach to curb the outbreak and will hugely contribute to the success of balancing the protection of lives and livelihoods."
In parallel to the vaccination drive, Micron has led engagements with MITI and spearheaded the formation of Batu Kawan Industrial Park Vaccination Cluster, a network of 20 other manufacturing companies in the vicinity that collaborated to ensure the vaccines were administered safely with minimal disruption to businesses.
[Photo: Micron Malaysia employee after receiving her first shot of COVID-19 vaccine under the PIKAS pilot implementation program in Penang.]
PIKAS, which was announced by MITI on 12 June 2021, is open to critical manufacturing subsectors across Malaysia. Micron’s Penang site represents the electrical and electronics sector. The other sectors include food processing, iron and steel, medical devices, personal protective equipment, and oil and gas, as well as rubber products, including the medical glove manufacturing subsector.
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All photos / Provided by Micron [in the lead photo: YB Goh Choon Aik, Penang Bukit Tambun assemblyperson (third from left), and Amarjit Singh Sandhu, Micron Malaysia Vice President and Country Manager (fourth from left), posing with Micron Malaysia employees after their first dose of COVID-19 vaccination shots]