The programme will run till 15 September 2021, and will involve 55,000 construction worker in Penang and Johor. Meanwhile, registrations will open on 25 July in Pahang, and on 31 July in Sabah.

Phase Two of Malaysia's Construction Industry Vaccination Programme (CIVac) will begin on 5 August 2021, Senior Minister of Works Dato' Sri Haji Fadillah Haji Yusof has announced.

In a statement on Thursday (22 July), the senior minister said the programme will run till 15 September 2021, and will involve 55,000 construction workers, namely 30,000 from Penang and 25,000 from Johor. Registrations had opened on 12 July.

To date, all slots in Johor have been fully booked, while in Penang, registrations are still ongoing and 22,800 slots have been taken so far.

Meanwhile, the senior minister also shared that registrations for the CIVac Programme are also scheduled to open in Pahang on 25 July for 20,000 construction workers, while in Sabah, registrations will open on 31 July for 20,000 construction workers.

CIVac Phase One has been running since 1 July in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor with a target number of vaccinations to 40,000 foreign and local construction sector workers. As of 20 July, a total of 24,106 workerss, or 60.26% of the total employees who have registered with the CIVac programme, have received the first dose of the vaccine.

Senior Minister Fadillah added that to meet the growing demand, the Ministry of Works is requesting additional vaccine allocation from the COVID-19 Immunisation Task Force (CITF) for 300,000 construction workers. This includes additional vaccines for 65,000 construction workers in Kuala Lumpur and 30,000 in Selangor.

The increase in vaccine quota will continue to be applied based on current demand by the construction industry. The CIDB (Malaysian Construction Industry Development Board) will also provide a Mobile Vaccination Centre (PPV) if there is a demand for the facility. 

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