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DARO, May 25: Daro assemblyman Safiee Ahmad is disappointed that there are people who have refused to receive the Covid-19 vaccine even though they were the earliest to be registered for the vaccination programme.
Following a briefing, Safiee said that the average attendance for the Covid-19 vaccination in Daro was only 63 per cent, as there were some people registered in the early stages who had turned down the vaccine when contacted.
“Do not hesitate or avoid receiving Covid-19 vaccine jabs at the final hours because vaccination is a key measure taken by the State government to protect the people against the disease.
“As such, I once again appeal to the people to come forward to be vaccinated when their appointments have been fixed.
“Don’t worry because a lot of people have already received the vaccines,” he told Sarawak Public Information Department (UKAS) during a visit to the vaccination centre here on Monday.
As of Monday (May 24), a total of 3,373 out of 12,165 people who have registered have been inoculated in the first and second phase of the State vaccination drive in Daro District.
In relation to this, Safiee thus urged those who have yet to register to do so immediately via the MySejahtera app or through community leaders and village chiefs or visit the District Office.
He emphasised that Sarawak is due to receive about one million more doses of vaccine next month (June) which will be rolled out for the people throughout the State.
At the event, Safiee also handed over Minor Rural Project (MRP) grants totalling RM91,000 to 17 Village Security and Development Committees (JKKKs) in Tanah Besar Daro.
The contribution for JKKK in other areas under Daro constituency will be implemented in stages.
Safiee later also presented agriculture inputs such as farming equipment, nurseries, fertilisers and pesticides for pineapple plantations to 22 participants involved to assist them in producing quality produce.
In Daro District, there are a total of 35 participants involved in agriculture farming and freshwater fish farming. — DayakDaily