KUCHING: Elected representatives in Kota Samarahan have urged the residents to get vaccinated and protect themselves from Covid-19.
Its MP Rubiah Wang said while the Covid-19 vaccines are not a cure, it is able to reduce the severity of the symptoms.
“I call upon the people of Samarahan to work together and ensure that they will get vaccinated according to the set time.
“The vaccines that we are using have been endorsed by the vaccination committee at the state and federal levels and are certified by the World Health Organisation (WHO). It is safe for use,” she said.
She said this in a public service announcement (PSA) video uploaded on the Sarawak Public Communications Unit (Ukas) Facebook page on Friday.
Rubiah urged those who have yet to register for the Covid-19 vaccines to do so as soon as possible.
“Those who have registered please update your MySejahtera application regularly and those who have not registered, you can also reach out to your community leaders.
“We need to achieve herd immunity quickly so we can curb the spread of the Covid-19 infections. The people of Samarahan need to ensure that they are vaccinated,” she said.
Meanwhile, Muara Tuang assemblyman Datuk Idris Buang also urged the public have to get themselves vaccinated as the vaccine rollout now is open to all.
“For the Muara Tuang constituency, we have several vaccination centres (PPVs) among them are at the bus terminal and Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (Unimas),” he said.
Idris said the sooner the people get vaccinated, the earlier they can return to their normal lives without the current movement restrictions.
“Please do not refuse the vaccines as by doing so would mean that Covid-19 will not be eliminated and in the end we will continue to suffer,” he said.