Sarawak aims to fully vaccinate adolescents before Oct 31 this year

Uggah (dark green shirt) sharing a light moment with a student who is about to receive Covid-19 vaccine jab at SMK Agama Tunaz today (Sept 25, 2021). (Photo credit: Ukas).

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KUCHING, Sept 25: Sarawak government aims to have adolescents in the State to be fully vaccinated before Oct 31, 2021.

According to a report by Sarawak Public Communications Unit (Ukas), Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas said a total of 75,162 people or 78 per cent teenagers aged 16 to 17 had been vaccinated as of Friday (Sept 24).

Uggah who is also Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) chairman said for those aged 12 to 15, some 8,320 have been vaccinated.


“We thank everyone who helped, the school management and so on, the Medical Department and the frontliners.

“We also appeal to parents to bring their children to get vaccinated because this vaccination is an important way for us to protect ourselves from Covid-19 infection,” he said during a visit to SMK Agama Tun Ahmad Zaidi (Tunaz) in Kuching today.

Also present during the visit was the Minister of Local Government and Housing who is also the advisor of SDMC, Dato Sri Dr Sim Kui Hian.

At the same time, Uggah informed that Sarawak has received a supply of CanSino-type Covid-19 vaccine and it has been sent to several rural places from Sept 22 to 24, 2021 in some divisions so that it can be planned for use.

“For example, in Miri, we supply for the Penan in the interior.  We will also supply for the Limbang division. Other divisions have also submitted an application for the CanSino vaccine,” he explained. — DayakDaily