Parents opting for Sinovac vaccine for children may now make appointments at selected private PPVs in Miri

Lee (back row, second right) in a photo-call with kids who have received their Covid-19 vaccination. Photo credit: Ukas

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MIRI, March 8: Parents with children aged 5 to 11 who want the latter to receive the Sinovac vaccine may now make appointments to do so at selected private vaccination centres (PPVs) here.

Miri Division has started rolling out the Sinovac vaccine as part of the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme for Children (PICKids) yesterday (March 7) following its conditional registration approval by the Ministry of Health (MOH) for children in this age group.

Minister-in-charge of Miri Divisional Disaster Management Committee (DDMC) Dato Sri Lee Kim Shin said that the two-dose Sinovac vaccination of 0.5 ml (3mcg) per dose will be given to children at an interval of 28 days.

“However, the Covid-19 Comirnaty (Pfizer-BioNTech) vaccine remains the primary vaccine but the Sinovac vaccine can be given if children develop allergies after receiving the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine or parents and guardians opt for the Sinovac vaccine after being advised by doctors,” he said in a news report by Sarawak Public Communications Unit (Ukas) today.

With this, any child aged 5 to 11 who has yet to be vaccinated, their parents or guardians may make an appointment by phone call or be physically present at the PPV to make an appointment to get the Sinovac vaccination.

Parents or guardians are reminded to bring along their children’s identification documents.

Among the selected PPVs are:

1. Borneo Medical Centre Miri — 012-5849335 or 085-329333 on Monday from 11am to 3pm.
2. Columbia Asia Hospital Miri — 085-437755, Monday to Friday (except public holidays) from 8am to 4pm, or Saturday 8am to 11am
3. Lee Clinic — 085-436411 or 085-435411, Monday to Friday from 8am to 11am (except public holidays)
4. Miri Dinamik Clinic — 085-433381, Monday to Friday from 8am to 11am (except public holidays). — DayakDaily