Drive-thru vaccination option for private hospital second dose Covid-19 vaccine recipients


PANTAI Hospital Penang has successfully become the first private hospital in the northern region to offer a drive-thru vaccination service to its second dose Covid-19 vaccine recipients.


The drive-thru vaccination effort had started on July 12 and the response had been good.


A recipient receiving her second dose vaccine via the drive-thru service.


Its chief executive officer Pan Wen Lek said many people who were returning to the hospital for their second dose Covid-19 vaccine were excited to have it via drive-thru.


“This is a new effort for them to receive the vaccine in their vehicle. A total of 103 second dose recipients have been vaccinated via the drive-thru initiative from July 12 to 15,” he said recently.


Pan said the hospital staff would contact those who would be receiving their second dose at the hospital a day earlier.


“They will be offered the drive-thru or the walk-in option,” he said.


A recipient showing a placard after completing her second dose vaccination.


The Covid-19 vaccination centre (PPV) in Pantai Hospital has been operating since June 7 to assist in the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme (NIP).


Pan said the hospital had administered 4,731 doses of vaccines from June 7 to July 15.


He said the hospital had increase the daily inoculation rate from 200 to 250 doses, from today onwards.




Story by Christopher Tan

Pix courtesy of Pantai Hospital Penang