1.23 mln registered for vaccination

Razi (second left) and others giving the thumbs-up after getting the second dose of the vaccine. Photo: Osman Razali

BETONG: As of April 2, 1.23 million people in the state who are eligible to receive the vaccination have been registered.

According to Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas, most of them registered manually.

About 650,000 registered through the MySejahtera application and the government will ensure that more people do so,” he added.

“It is because this vaccine has been proven to protect everyone,” he said to reporters after inspecting the Betong Division Vaccination Centre at Dewan Panglima Rentap, today (April 3).

Uggah, who is also the chairman of the State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC), once again reminded companies operating in Sarawak to provide a list of their employees by April 12.

Some 2,422 frontline personnel here have received their first dose of the vaccine and most have also received the second dose, which is expected to be completed soon.

Therefore, he added the vaccination process in the state as a whole is running smoothly and expressed his satisfaction with the trip to the vaccination centre.

Earlier around 9am, Saribas assemblyman Mohamad Razi Sitam and Beting Maro assemblyman Razaili Gapor as well as department heads completed their second dose of the Pfizer-Biontech Covid-19 vaccine.

Also receiving the second dose of the vaccine were Suara Sarawak journalists Osman Razali and Mohd Nizam Abdullah.