Don’t be afraid of vaccination

Datuk Dr Abdul Rahman Junaidi

KUCHING: The public should not be afraid of the Covid-19 vaccine as being vaccinated is not something new, said Datuk Dr Abdul Rahman Junaidi.

The Pantai Damai assemblyman said the community leaders and village chiefs (KMKK) in his constituency have been disseminating information on the registration for Covid-19 vaccination to the people.

“We were given vaccinations when we were as young as three months old. The antigen vaccination was given to us at three, four, and five months old then a booster was given when we were nine months. There are also the vaccinations against polio and hepatitis.

“If we were to travel to certain countries or perform the Umrah and Hajj, we would be given a vaccination too. So, in actuality, we have a lot of vaccines inside our body so another one will not be a problem,” he said.

The Utilities (Water Supply) Assistant Minister and Assistant Minister in the Chief Minister’s Department (Islamic Affairs and DBKU) also said there will be positive psychological impacts from vaccination.

“I had a long debate with my friend on this matter. Psychologically, Person A who is vaccinated and Person B who is not vaccinated will lead two different lives.

“Person A would be calm and feels confident to go on with life because he or she has that extra protection against the virus. Our body has its own protection but the vaccination gives additional protection.

“Meanwhile, Person B will always feel unsafe and uncertain because he or she is not protected from the virus and will always live in fear of becoming infected,” he added.

He also reminded the people to volunteer and register to be vaccinated in order to lead peaceful and confident lives as everyone around the world will go through it.