Miri National Youth Skills Institute PPVAZ closed with 55,817 doses of Covid-19 vaccines administered

Lee (third from left) with volunteers at PPVAZ IKBN Miri.

Brad Rantayy

MIRI, Aug 27: The National Youth Skills Institute (IKBN) here, which is used as an AstraZeneca vaccination centre (PPVAZ), has been closed on Friday after successfully administering a total of 55,817 doses of AstraZeneca and Sinovac vaccines.

The centre had been converted into a PPVAZ since June 7 this year to help accelerate vaccination process for Miri Division.

According to Miri Divisional Disaster Management Committee minister-in-charge Datuk Lee Kim Shin, during that period from June 7 until Aug 27, a total 19,734 doses of Covid-19 vaccines (AstraZeneca) and 36,083 doses of Covid-19 Sinovac vaccines were successfully administered.

“These vaccines recipients were those who had registered their appointment via MySejahtera apps or vaccination cards,” Lee said today.

On behalf of MDDMC, Lee thanked 120 staff from the Health Care Organizer (HCO) team led by Dr Kang Tzin Rong from Kang Family Clinic, other frontliners comprising the Malaysian Armed Forces (ATM), Rela and Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM),as well as volunteers from IKBN Miri and MyVac Ministry of Youth and Sports (KBS) for their service at PPVAZ in IKBN Miri.

As of August 27 this year, 92.54 per cent of the adult population, aged 18 an above, in Miri Division have received at least one dose.

While, 87.24 per cent of adults have already completed their vaccination with two doses.

“This has made Miri Division to achieve 87.24 per cent herd immunity target against Covid-19,” he said.

Based on statistics from the State Health Department  Lee said, there are 307,900 residents, aged 18 and above, in Miri Division who are eligible for immunisation. — DayakDaily