[UPDATED] SDMC: Registration for Covid-19 vaccine now open for Sarawakians

Uggah (second right) in a discussion with SDMC advisor Dr Sim Kui Hian (yellow shirt) and Samarahan Resident Office's officer Richard Abunawas (right) at the Taman Univista Operations Room, today (Feb 20, 2021).

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Editor’s note: Updated with details on registration options other than in MySejahtera application.

KUCHING, Feb 20: Sarawakians can now register themselves for free Pfizer BioNTech Covid-19 vaccines through District Offices (DOs) and health clinics.

State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) said registration can also be made through the MySejahtera application once the option is ready.


“The state agencies are ahead in the registration process. We aim to reach out to all who are eligible and not using the MySejahtera app.

“Our ketua kampung (village heads) and Tuai Rumah (longhouse chieftains) are already working together with the DOs and clinics on the process,” said the committee in a statement today.

SDMC chairman Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas, in accordance with this, also cautioned the public not to approach anyone who claimed they can help or send the registration form to them.

“Do not give your personal identity cards to them for fear of possible abuse,” he said after visiting the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown operation centres at Kampung Sungai Maong here, and at Taman Univista in Kota Samarahan today.

On the same note, Uggah, who is also Deputy Chief Minister, said that those in the rural areas should consult their local leaders if they needed more clarifications on the matter.

He hoped that everyone would register themselves for the vaccination, which is expected to begin in the state by the end of this month, and would not be influenced by what they heard or seen on the social media on the claims pertaining to dangers of the vaccine to personally reject it.

“The vaccination programme is of utmost importance in our efforts to protect ourselves as well as to stop or control the spread of the infection. When we can protect ourselves, we can protect our families and our society.

“We can then start our economic activities to generate income. We can travel around, celebrate and socialise. In short, we can go back to our normal routines,” he said. — DayakDaily