AstraZeneca vaccination centre at IKBN Miri opens tomorrow

Lee (fourth left) in a photo call with others during his visit to IKBN Miri which will be used as an AstraZeneca vaccination centre starting June 7, 2021. Photo credit: Ukas

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MIRI, June 6: The National Youth Skills Institute (IKBN) in Miri will be used as an AstraZeneca vaccination centre (PPV) starting tomorrow (June 7) until July 27, 2021.

According to a report by the Sarawak Public Communications Unit (Ukas), Minister-in-Charge of the Miri Divisional Disaster Management Committee (DDMC) Datuk Lee Kim Shin revealed this in a media statement yesterday after his visit to the venue.

Lee requested the cooperation of the public who yet to registered to get the Covid-19 vaccine to do so immediately through the MySejahtera application.

“Anyone who has not registered, please register as soon as possible for vaccination.

“If you do not have the MySejahtera application or do not have access to the Internet, please register with the District Offices through the village head, kapitan and tuai rumah, through Miri City Council, Subis District Council, Marudi District Council or register at the nearest Health Clinic (for rural areas only),” he said.

Lee, who is also the Transport Minister, further urged people who had been informed of appointments through the MySejahtera application and telephone calls to receive vaccines, to arrive at the vaccination venue 30 minutes earlier or on time.

“Individuals who receive appointment notifications through the MySejahtera application must be present on time or 30 minutes early, and those who have not received an appointment notice cannot go on a walk-in basis,” he said.

Also present were Miri Division Acting Resident and Miri DDMC chairman Abdul Aziz Mohd Yusuf; Divisional Health Officer Dr P Raviwharmman Packierisamy; Miri Hospital director Dr Jack Wong Siew Yu; Miri District People’s Volunteer Corps (Rela) Officer Mohamad Afizi Salam; and Senior Fire Superintendent II and Health Care Organizer (HCO) Dr Kang Tzin Rong from Kang Family Clinic who is responsible for the disbursement of the AstraZeneca vaccine. — DayakDaily