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Malaysia Aviation Group aims for 100 % Vax Rate

July 7, 20213 minute read
100 % Vax Rate

Malaysia Aviation Group (MAG) Malaysia-Based employees are expected to be fully vaccinated by mid-August 2021. The airline Group’s kicked off their participation in the Industry Vaccination Centre (PPVIN) Programme at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) today. The programme will facilitate and expedite vaccination for aviation personnel and other related industries to achieve a 100 % Vax Rate.

Achieving a 100 % Vax Rate

An allocation of 5,150 vaccines will cover MAG’s Kuala Lumpur based employees from Malaysia Airlines, Firefly, Amal, MASkargo and AeroDarat. Employees including technical and cabin crew and customer-facing staff will be receiving their first dose of the SINOVAC COVID-19 vaccination between 6th and 23rd July 2021. They will receive their second dose by mid-August 2021. A similar programme is being planned for employees based at Penang International Airport.

Group Chief Executive Officer of Malaysia Aviation Group, Captain Izham Ismail visited the PPVIN in KLIA to observe the launch of the programme.

…. As an organisation that puts its employees’ safety, health, and well-being as priority, the Group is pleased to participate in the Industry Vaccination Centre (PPVIN) Programme at KLIA. MAG has introduced the enforcement of the MAG Vaccination Policy as part of its ongoing commitment to ensuring a safe environment at the workplace, and this includes making COVID-19 Vaccination compulsory for all MAG employees.  Captain Izham Ismail

He added that MAG has arranged a similar programme for their employees nationwide in Sabah, Sarawak and Labuan in collaboration with the District PPV Programmes. This has seen almost 90% of the 1,200 MAG employees in these States vaccinated. At the same time, another 1,200 of our colleagues in Peninsular Malaysia have also obtained their first dose through District PPVs.

Airlines are working hard to be ready for the reopening of borders. Vaccination plays a vital role in the restart of domestic and international air travel and tourism. Captain Izham  reaffirmed the Group’s commitment to adopting the highest safety and hygiene standards in air travel. This includes the operation of flights with fully vaccinated crew members ensuring passengers can fly confidently.

As part of Malaysia’s COVID-19 immunisation drive, Malaysia Aviation Group (MAG) continues to mobilise its employees from across the Group to volunteer at several mega vaccination centres. You can currently see them in action at Axiata Arena, Bukit Jalil and KL Convention Centre.

100 % Vax Rate
YB Khairy Jamaluddin, Coordinating Minister of the National COVID-19 Immunization Program with Captain Izham Ismail, Group CEO Malaysia Aviation at the Industry Vaccination Centre (PPVIN) Programme, KL International Airport.
# COVID-19, Covid-19 vaccination, Firefly, Malaysia Airlines, Malaysia Aviation Group (MAG), Post-Covid Travel
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