CanSino vaccine fits well for rural Sarawak

KUCHING: The single-dose CanSino Covid-19 vaccine fits very well with the state’s rural situation, said Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas.

“In Sarawak, there are people living in the interiors where transportation is not only a problem but expensive as well.

“With the CanSino vaccine, our medical teams will only need to visit them at their locations once, thus cutting down on expenses, travelling time, as well as the inconveniences and risks involved,” he said.

The State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) chairman said SDMC has forwarded its request to the federal government for suitable allocation of the vaccine to the state as soon as the supply is available to the country.

“This will certainly expedite the state’s target to complete its vaccination programme by August.

“Hence, Sarawak welcomes the announcement today (June 15) by Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah on the country’s approval of the CanSino vaccine for conditional use in Malaysia,” he said.