134 Ulu Bengoh Dam villagers jabbed

Dr Jerip (fourth right, front row) with health staff and volunteers ready to administer the Covid-19 vaccines to the villagers of Ulu Bengoh Dam.

PADAWAN: A total of 134 villagers from the Ulu Bengoh Dam have received their second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine last Saturday (Aug 7).

The vaccination outreach programme was conducted at two locations, namely Kampung Nyegol and Kampung Muk Ayun at the Padawan sub-district.

Mambong assemblyman and Transport Assistant Minister Datuk Dr Jerip Susil also joined in the programme and helped administer the vaccines to the villagers.

There were also 14 health staff from Braang Bayur Health Clinic and volunteers administering vaccines.

A boat ride to the Ulu Bengoh Dam village.

There was an encouraging response to the outreach programme and 99 percent of the villagers have been inoculated. However, there are still some who refuse to be vaccinated.

On July 17, the response from the villagers was positive during the administration of the first dose of the vaccine.

The outreach programme continued on Sunday (Aug 8) at Kampung Sapit, Padawan, which involved 100 second-dose recipients.

Also present were Kuching Division Resident and Kuching Divisional Disaster Management Committee Sherrina Husaini, National Security Council Sarawak director Sophian Isswandy Ismail, Braang Bayur Health Clinic medical officer Dr Syed Tawfiq, Sarawak River Board controller Lt Col Ding Tiew Wong and Padawan Sub-District Office state administration officer Julius Scott Sapong.

Dr Jerip (right) and Sherinna field questions from reporters.