600 receive second vaccine dose at mobile PPV

Len (second right) monitors the vaccine rollout at the mobile PPV.

KUCHING: Six hundred people received their second Covid-19 vaccine dose at the Kampung Selalang community hall mobile vaccination centre (PPV) in Sarikei.

Urban Development and Resources Assistant Minister Datuk Len Talif Salleh said the vaccine recipients received their first vaccine dose on June 12.

“This mobile PPV vaccination programme is able to help achieve the government’s target in terms of rolling out the Covid-19 vaccines.

“It allows improved vaccine access to the locals and speed up the process of achieving herd immunity by August,” he said in a Facebook post on Saturday (July 3).

Earlier, Len visited the Kampung Selalang community hall mobile PPV to monitor the vaccine rollout for villagers.

The Kuala Rajang assemblyman said the government had utilised a holistic approach in implementing the vaccine rollout by involving various ministries, agencies and non-government organisations (NGOs).

He said the inter-agency collaboration along with the involvement of the private sector and cooperation from the community ensured that the programme achieved its goals.

“The ‘jab first, register later’ method is a new approach by the Sarawak government in ensuring that the people in the state, especially in the rural areas, are not left out from receiving the Covid-19 vaccines.

“This process can also speed up vaccinations in rural areas as many places do not have internet coverage for residents to register on the MySejahtera app,” he said.

During his visit, the assistant minister also presented a vital monitor machine for the use of the medical frontliners.

Also present were Sarikei deputy Resident Abang Mohd Porkan Abang Budiman, Sarikei District Officer Christopher Ranggau Unting and community leader Penghulu Amir Kupon.