8 June 2021
Establishment of Mass Covid-19 Vaccination Centres for Factory Workers
On 3rd June 2021, the Penang Chief Minister, YAB Mr. Chow Kon Yeow announced that mass Covid-19 vaccination centres which are specifically dedicated for factory workers will be set up in island and mainland. This matter too has been discussed by National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme Coordinating Minister, Khairy Jamaluddin with Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali, Minister of International Trade and Industries.
This mass vaccination programme for industrial workers forms part of the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme, which is spearheaded by the Federal government and overseen by the Covid-19 Immunisation Task Force (CITF) chaired by the Minister of Science, Technology & Innovation (MOSTI). In line with this, the Penang State government will be coordinating in areas within its jurisdiction.
In this regard, the Penang Manufacturing Industry Advisory Council wishes to inform manufacturing
- For the manufacturing industry, the coordinating ministry is the Ministry of International Trade and Industries (MITI).
- The USM facilities / PPVs (Vaccination Centres or Pusat Pemberian Vaksin) are dedicated for community usage only. They will not be used for industrial workers’ vaccination, unless the USM facilities are approved by MITI.
- For industrial workers, two pilot PPVs have been proposed to be set up in Penang:
o Mainland: PPV at Bukit Jawi Golf Club, tentative operation date is 16 June 2021.
o Island: PPV at Hotel EQ, tentative operation date is 28 June 2021.
- Companies that wish to do group vaccination registrations for their employees are required to submit the list to their respective industry associations as soon as possible.
- Click the link below to download the registration form:
- The associations will then compile and tabulate the information and submit the lists to MITI for their further actions.
Together, we can fight the pandemic!
About Penang Manufacturing Industry Advisory Council
The Penang Manufacturing Industry Advisory Council is a joint effort between the State government
and the industry associations. The key objectives of the Council are: 1) Enhancing the ease of doing
business in Penang, 2) Collective efforts to identify companies’ strength and capabilities and to
promote Penang’s industrial ecosystem and 3) An integrated voice for the industry. The members of
the Council are InvestPenang, AMMI, FMM and FREPENCA and SAMENTA. The Council is chaired by
the Chief Minister of Penang, Right Honourable Mr. Chow Kon Yeow, with InvestPenang being its
InvestPenang is the Penang State Government’s principal agency for promotion of investment. Its
objectives are to develop and sustain Penang’s economy by enhancing and continuously supporting
business activities in the State through foreign and local investments, including spawning viable new
growth centres. To realize its objectives, InvestPenang also runs initiatives like the SMART Penang
Centre (providing assistance to SMEs), Penang CAT Centre (for talent attraction and retention) and
i4.0 seed fund (a catalyst for the start-up ecosystem).
Since the establishment in 1989, the Association of Malaysian Medical Industries (AMMI) is recognised
as the official voice of Malaysia’s medical device manufacturing industry. AMMI vision is to make
Malaysia the preferred global manufacturing and services location for medical technology. AMMI is
represented by 79 members of reputable multi-national and local companies involved in developing
and manufacturing medical device products, equipment, and services in Malaysia for the healthcare
industry. Collectively, AMMI’s members account for over 50% of the country’s total export revenue
for medical devices, employing more than 32,000 workforces.
The Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM) has been the voice of the Malaysian
manufacturing sector since 1968. Representing over 10,000 member companies (3,500 direct and
7,000 indirect) from the manufacturing supply chain, FMM is actively engaged with government and
its key agencies at Federal, State and local levels. FMM is also well-linked with international
organizations, Malaysian businesses and civil society. Apart from benefitting from FMM’s advocacy,
FMM members enjoy value-add services, including training, business networking and trade
opportunities as well as regular information updates.
The Free Industrial Zone, Penang, Companies’ Association (“FREPENCA”) was registered as an
Association in 1978. Two of its main objectives are to maintain and improve communications and
relationships amongst its members in matters of mutual interest as well as with the Government and
its agencies and also to foster community welfare and cultural activities and to promote positive
attitudes toward industrial workers. The majority of our members are big MNCs and export-oriented
Malaysian Companies operating in the state of Penang which contribute significantly towards
SAMENTA is the first trade association representing all types of SMEs and was incorporated in 1986
with its initial base in Penang. Today, SAMENTA has branches in the North, Central and South. Our
roles are to support the growth and development of SMEs and serve as the advocacy group to raise
issues affecting SMEs. SAMENTA works in co-operation with State and Federal agencies to advance the causes of SMEs. In addition, we organize trade facilitation and business matching programmes for the benefit of SMEs. For further information, visit www.samenta.org.my