MIRI, June 11: Miri Division’s mass vaccination drive has received another boost following the arrival of a shipment of 21,920 doses of Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine yesterday.
Minister-in-charge of Miri Divisional Disaster Management Committee (Miri DDMC) Datuk Lee Kim Shin pointed out the supply of Covid-19 vaccine is for the distribution in Miri Division.
“After this, more vaccine supplies are expected to reach Miri on a weekly basis,” he told Sarawak Public Communications Unit (Ukas) when met at the Miri Airport to welcome the arrival of the vaccine.
Lee, who is also Minister of Transport, said that the weekly arrival of Covid-19 vaccines will support and speed up the vaccination process especially in Miri Division in an effort to push for herd immunity in Sarawak.
Sarawak aims to vaccinate at least 70 per cent of its population by the end of August.
Upon arrival, the batch of vaccine was loaded into a transport truck handled by Syarikat Pharmaniaga Logistic Sdn Bhd and escorted by the police to be delivered to a storage facility.
Assistant Minister of Tourism and Arts, who is also Piasau assemblyman, Datuk Sebastian Ting; Miri DDMC chairman, who is also acting Miri Resident, Abdul Aziz Mohd Yusuf; Miri Division Health officer Dr P Raviwharmman Packierisamy; Miri Hospital director Dr Jack Wong and Miri Division Pharmacy officer Eileen Yii were present. — DayakDaily