Sarawak ranks top with most people vaccinated after Covid-19 vaccine roll out

The tweet shared by Dr Sim on his Facebook page

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By Adrian Lim

KUCHING, Mar 2: Sarawak is ranked among the top three states in Malaysia with the most people vaccinated after the roll out of the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme (PICK) in the country recently.

Following a tweet by the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme shared by Minister for Local Government and Housing Datuk Seri Dr Sim Kui Hian on his Facebook page, the states with the most people vaccinated with the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine as of yesterday 11 am were Sarawak with 7,402 persons, followed by Pahang (2,419) and Perak (1,277).

Dr Sim added a total of 8,323 persons across nine divisions in Sarawak have been vaccinated three days after the launch of the vaccination programme in Sarawak.

“Thank you very much to the Jabatan Kesihatan Negeri Sarawak (Federal agency) vaccination team for vaccinating 8,323 persons in the first three days after the roll out, in nine divisions of Sarawak (after 2nd air shipment on March 4, 2021, all 12 divisions in Sarawak).

“Achievable because of great teamwork in our solidarity and Sarawak united war’s effort despite Sarawak is not the first state in Malaysia launching the vaccination,” Dr Sim said in a Facebook posting.

In the meantime, he hoped that 2 million Sarawakian and 200,000 non Sarawakian residents in Sarawak will be vaccinated by August 2021.

The Covid-19 vaccination programme in Sarawak will be implemented in three phases.

The first phase, to be carried out from end of February to end of March will involve 97,161 frontliners.

The second phase of the Covid-19 vaccination programme from April to May will be administered to 956,435 elderly and high risk groups of people with and without comorbidities.

The third phase of the Covid-19 vaccination programme, from May to August will be administered to 999,834 people aged 18 years and above. — DayakDaily