KUCHING, May 23: Eligible Sarawakian youths who have yet to register for Covid-19 vaccinations are urged to do so soonest.
Tupong assemblyman Fazzrudin Abdul Rahman said it is of utmost urgency that this group gets vaccine jabs as soon as possible to facilitate vaccination rollout in the State.
“Those who have yet to register for their Covid-19 vaccination must do so at their earliest convenience. It is crucial that all of us are protected from Covid-19 infections.
“It is not only the youths for that matter, but for all. I have also called for all local community leaders to remind those who are under their responsibility to register for vaccination.
“We must protect ourselves, our family and our community,” he said in a statement today.
The Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) deputy youth chief also said the youths as well as the elderly should not be misled by misconceptions over the vaccines.
He urged the public not to fall for fake news and unverified information that are constantly circulating on social media, and to instead, get reliable news from trusted sources especially government agencies and the State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC).
Meanwhile, Fazzrudin also welcomed the news of Sarawak’s procurement of 500,000 doses of the Sinovac vaccine to complement vaccine supplies from the federal government.
“This will help expedite the vaccine rollout in Sarawak and get the current Covid-19 situation in the State to manageable levels,” he said.
“With private health institutions being tapped to help administer the vaccines, it would allow for higher daily vaccination capacity among Sarawakians (sic).
“This will help us to reach our vaccination target within the set time. The sooner the Covid-19 situation can be brought under control, the sooner we seek a return to normalcy,” he said.
For the time being, however, he advised the people to continue practising strict compliance with standard operating procedures (SOPs) set by the authorities as everyone plays a role in overcoming the Covid-19 pandemic. — DayakDaily