350,000 doses of Sinovac vaccine arrive in Sarawak

The Sinovac vaccines which were flown directly from Kuala Lumpur and arrived in Kuching International Airport (KIA) on Friday morning.

KUCHING, June 19: Another 350,000 doses of Sinovac vaccine arrived in Sarawak on Friday, as part of the National Covid-19 Immunisation Program (NIP).

According to Local Government and Housing Minister Datuk Sri Dr Sim Kui Hian, the vaccine was flown directly from Kuala Lumpur and was allocated for Miri and Bintulu.

“Sarawak though started small but was able to scale up fast in the last one week with the availability of vaccines in Sarawak,” said Dr Sim in his Facebook post on Friday.

Dr Sim also conveyed his gratitude to NIP coordinating minister Khairy Jamaluddin, Covid-19 Immunisation Task Force (CITF), Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba, and the Ministry of Health (MOH) for delivering the vaccines.

Meanwhile, Dr Sim said Sarawak also kept its end of the promise with delivery of vaccination rate as seen with new records of vaccination everyday.

“The records are made possible because of the work from medical and the non-medical frontliners who are working beyond their best (18 hours and seven days a week).

“Secondly, it was because of the cooperation, understanding from Sarawakian to come forward to be vaccinated in this extraordinary war against the virus,” he added.

On the same note, Dr Sim called for the cooperation from all Sarawakian who will be taking their jab at the Covid-19 vaccination centres to follow the appointment’s guidelines in order to avoid missing out on their jab.

“Please, do not come earlier than 30 minutes as stated in the MySejahtera’s appointment time, and please do not forget to check your MySejahtera for the appointment so that you do not miss it,” he said.

Dr Sim reminded that practicing the Covid-19 standard operating procedures (SOPs) are still required even after the second dose of the vaccine, and everyone should play their role and do their part to achieve herd immunity as targeted by August. — DayakDaily