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KUCHING, June 9: No walk-ins are allowed at any of the vaccination centres (PPVs) in the State and country without prior appointment.
The State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) via its Sarawak Disaster Information Facebook page has issued a reminder to the public not to visit any PPVs to get their Covid-19 vaccine jabs without prior arrangement or appointment.
“The Covid-19 vaccine will only be given through appointment and you (registered eligible recipients) will receive a notification from MySejahtera should you receive the appointment date and time.”
SDMC also advised those who have not registered for the Covid-19 vaccination to register without further delay via http://www.vaksincovid.gov.my or through the MySejahtera mobile app.
This reminder was issued following Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg’s suggestion to allow rural folks who have not registered for the Covid-19 vaccination to be given the vaccine jabs first before registering their details on-the-spot to be keyed into the database that keeps track of the number of Malaysians who have been inoculated.
Abang Johari had on Monday emphasised that this flexibility should be adopted in Sarawak so that rural folks, especially those who are not technology-savvy or do not even own a smartphone and more importantly in areas lacking Internet coverage, will not be left out from the ongoing Covid-19 vaccination drive.
Moreover, he added that it is important for the State government to be flexible so that rural folks do not have to travel far and make multiple trips for their vaccination and at the same time, would expedite the vaccination process particularly in the rural and remote areas in Sarawak.
The State Covid-19 vaccination drive kicked off on Feb 26 this year as Sarawak is targeting to complete the vaccination for at least 70 per cent of its population by the end of August.
With one million doses of Sinovac vaccines scheduled to arrive this month and two million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine arriving within the next two months, Abang Johari reiterated that the Sarawak government will cover the logistic costs so that all eligible Sarawakians can be inoculated.
According to JKJAV, a total of 256,004 people in Sarawak have received the first dose of vaccines while 124,820 people have completed the two doses, with a total of 1.25 million people in Sarawak having registered for vaccinations as of yesterday. — DayakDaily