Aggressive vaccine programme showing results


SIBU: The aggressively implemented vaccination process in this district is seen to be able to reduce the number of Covid-19 positive cases recently.

Sibu District Disaster Management Committee (DDMC) coordinator Dr Annuar Rapaee said for the first time in six months (after the Pasai Cluster), the district only recorded one red zone, namely the Tiong Hua Zone.

“Hopefully, more people will be vaccinated so that we can form herd immunity as soon as possible.

“However, let’s not be complacent; always adhere to the standard operating procedures (SOPs) set, such as wearing a face mask, practising physical distancing and regularly washing hands with soap and water or hand sanitiser,” he said.

Elaborating further, Dr Annuar said the district, on Tuesday, also recorded the highest daily vaccination of more than 8,000 doses.

According to him, the figures give a good picture where the number of people who received vaccinations is more than the registered number.

“Residents who did not have time to register themselves during the Covid-19 National Immunisation Programme (PICK) are able to get their vaccine jabs through the outreach programme,” he said.

Speaking on the development of the vaccination programme in Sibu, the Nangka assemblyman explained that Swan City will operate as a vaccination centre (PPV) next Monday followed by Dewan Foochow in the near future.

Apart from that, he said, KPJ the Sibu Specialist Medical Centre will increase their injection dose to 1,000 a day and at the same time will hold a mobile vaccination programme at two locations starting this weekend and next week.

Today, Dr Annuar attended the phase three of Covid-19 vaccination for the state athletes and their elite coaches programme at the Sibu Indoor Stadium PPV.

At the event, a total of 38 Malaysia Games (Sukma) athletes from the Central Zone received their first dose of vaccine. They will be competing in the Sukma in Johor next year.

Also present at the event was Sibu Resident Wong Hee Sieng.

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