Sibu Civic Centre, Kota Samarahan & Bintulu health clinics to accept walk-in vaccination for kids starting today

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KUCHING, March 5: Sibu Civic Centre, Kota Samarahan Health Clinic and Bintulu Health Clinic will be accepting walk-in vaccination for kids starting today (March 5).

Though appointments are no longer necessary for these vaccination centres (PPVs), Sarawak State Health Department (JKNS) deputy director Dr Rosemawati Ariffin said parents are encouraged to call the PPV beforehand.

This is in line with abrecent statement by Deputy Minister of Health Dato Dr Noor Azmi Ghazali saying that parents and guardians can bring children for vaccination without appointments starting March 1.

Since the implementation of PICKids in Sarawak on Feb 3 until March 3, Dr Rosemawati said a total of 150,927 children or 52.8 per cent out of total 286,000 children have been vaccinated.

She said Sarawak is still implementing PICKids using school-based approach by targeting students in schools, kindergartens and nurseries.

“To date, the implementation of PICKids through school-based approach method has been very encouraging.

“A total of 46,475 (25 per cent) of the 185,900 children who did not register in the MySejahtera application were given vaccines in schools and a total of 906 (70.8 per cent) of the 1,279 schools had already been visited by PICKids.

“Sarawak is targeting 100 per cent of schools to be visited by the end of the the second week of March, 2022,” she said in a statement today.

Dr Rosemawati also assured that PPV outreach conducted by Ministry of Health (MOH) health personnel as well as private medical practitioners to rural and remote areas in Sarawak will continue to ensure children in those areas also have access to vaccines. — DayakDaily