- Proton Tanjung Malim sports complex repurposed as PPVIN
- Staff based in Shah Alam to receive vaccines at convention centre
Subang Jaya, 12 July 2021 - PROTON today began a vaccination programme for all employees. Staff from the company’s base of operations in Tanjung Malim and Shah Alam who are not yet vaccinated were notified of their appointments via the MySejahtera app, which will be spread out over several days to ensure everyone who opted-in for the vaccine receives their first dose.
To expedite efforts in Tanjung Malim, the company worked with Federal and State authorities to repurpose its sports complex into an industry vaccine dispensing centre (PPVIN). With a maximum daily volume of approximately 800 people, the PPVIN will be in operation for six days to ensure staff from PROTON as well as vendors based there are vaccinated.
For staff in Shah Alam, they will receive their vaccines at the Shah Alam Convention Centre (SACC) as there was no space large enough at PROTON’s own premises for a temporary PPV that complies to SOP requirements.
“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,” said Dr Li Chunrong, Chief Executive Officer, PROTON.
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.