Some 1,200 army children in Sarawak to receive Pfizer vaccine

First Infantry Division assistant health director Colonel (Dr) Meor Adzhary Sagiruddin speaking to reporters during the Covid-19 vaccination program held in Penrissen Camp, today.

KUCHING, Sept 23: About 1,200 children aged 12 to 17-years-old of army personnel stationed in the State would be vaccinated using the Pfizer vaccine in a one-day vaccination programme starting today.

The First Infantry Division assistant health director Colonel (Dr) Meor Adzhary Sagiruddin, said in Kuching, the programme which is implemented using a ‘drive-thru’ concept, started at 8.30am and expected to finish by 2pm.

According to him, in Penrissen Camp, a total of 732 army children will be vaccinated, and this include the children of the Military of Defense (Mindef) public staff.


“For the rest, (which is about 500 children) they will received their vaccine at the other designated Covid-19 Vaccination Centre (PPV), namely in Oya Camp in Sibu, as well as in Pakit Camp in Sri Aman, one in Bintulu and one more in Miri,” he told reporters when met during the vaccination programme, today.

Military personnel is seen administering the Pfizer vaccine to a child during the ‘drive-thru’ vaccination programme held in Penrissen Camp today (Sept 23, 2021).

He disclosed the Covid-19 Vaccination Programme for the army children in Kuching, Sri Aman, Sibu and Bintulu, starts simultaneously today, while for Miri, the programme will commence tomorrow involving about 36 children.

He said there are a total of five PPVs set up throughout the state to facilitate the programme, and only PPVs in Kuching and Sibu are using the ‘drive-thru’ concept, while the rest are using static PPVs such as the camp’s health clinic.

“For the second dose, it will be held on Oct 14, using the same concept,” he added. — DayakDaily