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MMA: Ramped-up vaccination welcomed but what about high-risk migrants?
Published:  Jul 19, 2021 10:35 AM
Updated: 11:49 AM

It was announced yesterday that the government has set a new target of fully vaccinating all adults in Malaysia by October this year amid ramped-up vaccination efforts, but the Malaysian Medical Association (MMA) said the country is still lagging behind in vaccinating undocumented migrants.

“The Health Ministry and the Special Committee for Ensuring Access to Covid-19 Vaccine Supply (JKJAV) have done well in increasing the vaccination rate; however, we are still far behind in vaccinating undocumented migrants,” MMA president Dr Subramaniam Muniandy said in a statement today.

With an estimated two to three million undocumented migrants nationwide, who are mainly employed in the construction, manufacturing and plantation sectors, he said...

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