320 from Skrang vaccinated

People from the Skrang area waiting for their turn be vaccinated at Dr Jonical Rayong Hall PPV.

SRI AMAN: Around 320 residents from the Skrang area have received their vaccine injection at Dr Jonical Rayong Hall vaccination centre (PPV) in Skim Skrang, today (June 19).

A spokesperson from the Information Department (JaPen) Sri Aman said that the immunisation programme at the PPV on June 17 went smoothly with the assistance of the Malaysia Vaccine Support Volunteers (MyVac).

“There was also assistance from government agencies such as Sri Aman District Health Clinic, Skim Skrang Health Clinic, Rela and PDRM as well,” it said.

The National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme (PICK) involving the Skim Skrang area went on for six days, according to its PPV coordinator.

“For Dr Jonical Rayong Hall PPV, it has been allocated around 1,800 Sinovac vaccines from the Sri Aman Divisional Disaster Management Committee (DDMC) for the period of six days of the programme,” it added.

Nurses and health workers, including volunteers at the PPV hall, assisting people at the registration counter.

In a statement received by JaPen Sri Aman on Thursday (June 17), the remaining 320 vaccinees have been injected since today and will continue until Monday (June 21).

The PPV staff members also informed the department that the recipients are individuals age 30 and above, which also include the elderlies and the disabled (OKU).

Apart from that, JaPen Sri Aman also met with a recipient, Rangau Nyelang, 75, from Nanga Bunu, Skrang, accompanied by his children, and said that he is grateful to have received the Covid-19 vaccine.

“I feel excited getting it and I wanted complete my vaccination quickly so that I can protect myself and also everyone around me,” he said.

Meanwhile, Jereni Ngangga, 71, from Rumah Assan in Memaloi Batu 8, said she appreciated the government’s effort to speed up the vaccination process in rural areas and to achieve herd immunity.