150 frontliners in Serian vaccinated against the Covid-19 pandemic

Clockwise: Some 48 frontliners including Tuah, Aswandy and Martin received their first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine at Dewan Masyarakat Serian.

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By Nancy Nais

SERIAN, Feb 27: Some 150 medical and enforcement frontliners from Serian district have received their first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine since yesterday.

Serian Resident Tuah Suni disclosed that there are 4,323 frontliners serving in the Serian division of which are majority Health Ministry (KKM) staff.

“Yesterday, we had 102 personnel and today, 48 people including Kedup assemblyman Martin Ben, government department heads, enforcement officers from Royal Malaysian Police and Fire and Rescue Department (Bomba) came for the first phase Sarawak Covid-19 vaccination programme,” Tuah said when met at the Dewan Masyarakat here.

He was among the 48 others who had received the vaccination today, including Serian district police chief DSP Aswandy Anis and Serian Bomba station chief PPgB James Gani.

Tuah disclosed that there are 108,000 people eligible for vaccination under the Serian district.

Clockwise: James, Fire and Rescue Department (Bomba) K9 unit Dominic Girai and Maxwell Joe Richard Sampa received their first dose of the Pfizer-Bio

“As the first phase of the vaccination programme involves frontliners, the second phase will go to elderly and high-risk groups while the third phase is for the general public.

“So far we have not encountered any problems. All the agencies in Serian support the vaccination program. Members of the public are aware of the importance to get vaccinated and they have a better understanding of the issue now,” he asserted.

With the kick start of such a vaccination programme, Aswandy believed that this will eventually reduce the Covid-19 transmission in Malaysia.

However, he urged everyone to remain vigilant as the pandemic is not over.

“Always pay attention to the guidelines and standard operating procedures (SOP) set by the government even after they have received the vaccination,” he told reporters while sitting at the observation section after his jab.

Meanwhile, over in Saratok, some 66 recipients from medical, enforcement and other government agencies were vaccinated at Dewan Masyarakat Sri Krian this morning. – DayakDaily