2,381 dogs vaccinated against rabies this year so far in Miri district

Dr Sylmie speaking to the media during the door-to-door anti-rabies vaccination programme, while Ting (on Dr Sylmie's left) looks on.

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By Jaythaleela K

MIRI, Nov 17: A total of 2,381 dogs have been vaccinated in this district since January this year until November 16, via the anti-rabies vaccination programme, revealed Miri Division Veterinary Services Department officer Dr Sylmie Al Harir.

“This figure includes Subis district,” she said when met during an anti-rabies vaccination door-to-door operation on Sunday at Lorong Acorus 7 near Taman Delight Airport road.

The door-to-door anti-rabies vaccination programme being held from November 11 until 19, at various locations in Miri including Subis is aimed at eliminating rabies in this district.

It is an ongoing effort by the state government.

Also present was Piasau assemblyman Datuk Sebastian Ting.

A total of 36 personnel divided into 12 teams was despatched into various residential areas in this district to conduct the programme today.

Amongst areas covered were Taman Tunku, Krokop, Senadin, Jee Foh and Pujut.

Meanwhile, Ting was impressed with the positive response showed by public when the teams approached their residential areas to jab their pets (dogs) with the rabies vaccine.

“It’s a concerted effort,” he said.

He described the door-to-door vaccination programme as reflecting the state government’s commitment towards eradicating rabies. — DayakDaily