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Volunteering at Vaccination Administration Centre

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Oct. 21, 2021

Toray Group Companies in Malaysia

The Malaysian government had launched a Public-Private Partnership COVID-19 Industry Immunisation Programme (PIKAS) to help expedite COVID-19 vaccination for the public, focusing on the work force in critical manufacturing sectors.

Under PIKAS, the government provided free vaccines, while the private sector was required to manage the administration of the Vaccination Administration Centres (PPVs), including engaging the services of private medical practitioners.

Toray Group companies in Malaysia (hereinafter TGM), including Toray Industries (Malaysia) Sdn. Berhad (TML), Penfabric Sdn. Berhad (PAB), Penfibre Sdn. Berhad (PFR), Toray Plastics (Malaysia) Sdn. Berhad (TPM), Toray Malaysia Systems Solution Sdn. Bhd. (TMS) and Penovate Sdn. Berhad (PENOVATE), had participated in several sessions of the PIKAS programme at the various PPVs. This was essential to speed up the vaccination of all TGM associates.

To help with stewarding at the PPVs, greeting those receiving the vaccine, signposting people around the centre and other administrative tasks, some TGM employees were called upon to serve as volunteers. One of the 19 persons who sacrificed their time and efforts was Boon Zhi Xian from PAB, who remarked on his experience, “It was super fun and the precautionary measures in place to minimize infection risk gave me confidence. The whole system in the centre was simple but very effective, and the main requirement was just a warm smile!”

In recognition of their contributions and spirit of volunteerism, Toray Industries, Inc.’s Chief Representative for Malaysia Teh Hock Soon, presented a token of appreciation to each volunteer.
Associates waiting for their turns to be vaccinated
Boon (middle) helping during the registration process
Teh (right) presenting souvenirs to the volunteers, including Josephine Teoh (left) and Boon (middle), both from PAB