5,718 vaccinated at Bekenu PPV

KUCHING: A total of 5,718 individuals have been vaccinated at the Bekenu Community Hall vaccination centre (PPV).

Sibuti MP Lukanisman Awang Sauni said the PPV, which uses the hybrid vaccination approach, has vaccinated about 90 percent of the eligible residents at several nearby longhouses and villages.

“The PPV at Bekenu Community Hall has been operational since June 12 and until this evening (Friday), they have administered 5,718 vaccine doses to first dose recipients.

“The approach used by the PPV with the help of the district office where the vaccination is administered according to turns of longhouses and villages.

“There are longhouses and villages that have achieved 90 percent vaccination for the list of recipients aged 18 and above,” he said in a Facebook post on Friday (June 18).

Lukanisman said the hybrid approach allows the PPV to ensure a seamless vaccination experience for the rural dwellers.

With the centre increasing its vaccination capacity to 1,000 vaccinations per day, more residents can be inoculated.

Meanwhile, he thanked Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) chairman Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas for visiting the Bekenu PPV.

“The reason for his impromptu visit was because he was unable to visit the vaccination process in Bario following poor weather conditions,” he said.

During the visit to the Bekenu PPV on Friday, Uggah was pleased to note that it was very well organised and the public had responded positively to the government’s call for the people to get themselves vaccinated.

Meanwhile, he urged elected representatives and community leaders from rural constituencies to continue to advise people who are still hesitant, to come forward and be vaccinated.

He said the vaccination would protect the people from Covid-19. Furthermore, is provided free by the government.