Vaccines are one of the methods to control this pandemic. It is also one of the best ways to protect society from COVID-19. Since the emergence of COVID-19, various efforts have been made around the world to develop the COVID-19 vaccine.
The Special Committee for Ensuring Access to COVID-19 Vaccine Supply (JKJAV), co-chaired by the Ministry of Health of Malaysia and the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, was established to ensure access to the COVID-19 vaccine immediately, safely, perfectly and effectively for the country.
JKJAV also plays an important role as the Main Committee in planning, implementing
and monitoring the entire National COVID-19 Immunisation Programme. The National
COVID-19 Immunisation Programme is the largest immunisation programme
implemented in the history of our country. Therefore, the Government through the
Special Committee for Ensuring Access to COVID-19 Vaccine Supply (JKJAV) will
implement a comprehensive government and society or Whole-of-Government
and Whole-of-Society Approaches together with various Ministries and Government
Agencies, State Governments, Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO), private and
community members to ensure the program achieves its targeted goals.
Figure: Governance Structure for the National COVID-19 Immunisation Programme
Protecting our loved ones from COVID-19 infection is a collective effort and requires a Whole-Of-Society approach. For this reason, we believe that the National COVID-19 Immunisation Programme (PICK) would be more successful with the involvement of our corporate friends in helping us to reach out and spread the message on this programme.
We are proud to be partnering with friends from corporate Malaysia in promoting the National COVID-19 Immunisation Programme. Together we could help achieve herd immunity and protect our loved ones.
The COVID-19 Immunisation Programme requires a Whole-Of-Society approach to ensure that the immunisation programme can achieve its goals.
In this regard, we would like to express our utmost gratitude to our corporate partners for the strategic collaboration to ensure the success of the COVID-19 Immunisation Programme :
COVID-19 IMMUNISATION TASK FORCE (CITF)
The establishment of the COVID-19 Immunisation Task Force (CITF) was based on the decision made during Cabinet Meeting dated 20 January 2021. It is to ensure vaccines’ distribution is done flawlessly.
The Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) is mandated to manage the implementation of the National COVID-19 Immunisation Programme (PICK) from non-health services aspects, especially issues related to logistics and coordination involving states and government agencies.
The Health Ministry on the other hand will be focusing on matters related to health services in dealing with the spread of COVID-19.
In performing that function, the Science, Technology and Innovation Minister has been appointed as the Coordinating Minister for the National COVID-19 Immunisation Programme. He will also lead the COVID-19 Immunisation Special Task Force (CITF) under the Special Committee for Ensuring Access to COVID-19 Vaccine Supply (JKJAV).
CITF acts as the coordinating committee, monitoring framework and overall strategy to support the implementation of the National COVID-19 Immunisation Programme.
The job scopes for this committee includes:
To plan, implement and monitor the supply and distribution of vaccines, vaccination enrollment, preparation of Vaccine Storage Centres and Vaccination Centres, reporting of vaccination KPIs as well as risk management throughout the implementation of the National COVID-19 Immunisation Programme
Appoint and mobilise members/experts/consultants from the Government or the private sector to implement acts as well as determining allocation sources for tasks implementation
Provide necessary solutions and interventions in addressing key issues and challenges in the implementation stage; and
Responsible for periodically reporting the progress of each working unit under the CITF at the special National Security Council meeting.