AirAsia Allstar employees began their volunteer stint at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC) and Setia City Convention Centre (SCCC) yesterday.
Those who came for their vaccinations were greeted with warm smiles by the cabin crew, all dressed in their uniforms, as soon as they arrived at the main entrances.
They were accorded the same level of care and attention as passengers onboard an AirAsia flight as they made their way through the five stations of the centres to complete the vaccination process.
AirAsia Malaysia cabin crew chief Nurul Tiara Rosli, who was on duty at the KLCC vaccination centre, said the non-medical tasks they handle include ushering vaccine recipients, checking documents and MySejahtera status and providing briefings on any possible symptoms associated with vaccination.
"There are some who even want to take selfies with us, and many seem delighted when they hear our announcements, which probably bring back fond memories of their travels with us in the past. So it's not surprising many of them take our their mobile phones to record videos and take photos," she said.
Nurul Tiara, a seven-year cabin crew veteran, said all of the crew were briefed on the National COVID-19 Immunisation Programme (NIP) process at every centre to ensure its smooth operation.
She said Malaysians now realised the importance of achieving herd immunity to enable the country's economic activities, including domestic and foreign travel, to resume.
Another AirAsia cabin crew, Mohd Suhairi Zakaria, said he was happy to be able to assist in activities at the centre, including helping the elderly in wheelchairs throughout the vaccination process.
He said the crew members' experience in dealing with passengers also helped them at the centre.
Over 300 AirAsia Allstars have chosen to volunteer at the two centres, comprising engineers, ground crew, office staff and management staff, who perform non-medical tasks.
It was reported that volunteers are likely to be increased to 1,000 in the near future.
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