104 people jabbed at SK Sentosa, Sibu

Vaccinations by the Sibu Division Health Department.

SIBU: The first day of the Mobile Outreach Vaccination Programme at SK Sentosa went well. By 2pm Saturday (July 24), it had vaccinated a total of 104 people.

According to the head of the two-day mobile programme, James Badi, it aimed to vaccinate the villagers of Kampung Usahajaya Baru, Jalan Sentosa and those from the surrounding areas who had dropped out of the MySejahtera list.

He said the vaccination programme used buses to make easier for villagers who could not go to vaccination centres far from their homes.

James, from the Sibu Health Office, said, “The health staff are moving from door to door to track down villagers who have not received their jabs. 

“For residents who are unable to attend today, they do not have to worry. They can come on Sunday because the vaccination programme is for two days,” he added.

Councillor Nazatusyima Bujang of the Sibu Municipal Council (MPS) said that the outreach vaccination programme was a good initiative to achieve herd immunity against Covid-19 by August.

“The process carried out by the Sibu Health Department here is running very smoothly,” said Nazatusyima.

Thirty-two personnel and volunteers from various departments such as Rela, Civil Defence Force (APM) and the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) moved from house to house to get residents vaccinated.

“The cooperation from villagers was much appreciated. The Information Department (JaPen) Sibu announced the programme today,” she added.

Kampung Usahajaya Baru is the fourth location for the Mobile Outreach Vaccination Programme since July 2; previously the programme was held at Rejang Medical Centre, Taman Harmoni and Cafe Selalo.