MIRI: A total of 452 doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine were delivered for children in the interiors here for the National Immunisation Programme for Children (PICKids).
The State Fire and Rescue Department (BOMBA) air unit facilitated the vaccine delivery to nine locations yesterday (March 2).
The nine locations were Long Lellang, Long Banga, Long Moh, KK Long Jekitan, KK Long Miri, KK Long Jegan, KK Ulu Teru, KK Long Teru and KK Long Panai.
Public health specialist and head of Family Health Development Sector at the Miri Divisional Health Office Dr Noor Izni Mohamed Shapie disclosed that this was the third vaccine delivery trip for the year.
She said the BOMBA air unit had been assisting in vaccine delivery since last year.
“The PICKids in Miri stated on Feb 7 this year and we have flown to 23 different locations thus far.
“At the moment, the PICKids and administration of booster vaccine is still ongoing,” she told New Sarawak Tribune yesterday.
Dr Noor who is in charge of PICK in Miri division expressed her gratitude to BOMBA for assisting in the vaccine delivery to the health clinics in the interiors.
She said she usually flew together with the team to ensure that all rural health clinics in Miri division were able to start the PICKids.
“I am involved in the planning and execution of PICK which involves many meetings with the Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) and all relevant agencies, including BOMBA.
“During the vaccine delivery, I have to ensure that the cold chain is well maintained and safe,” she added.