SIBU: The 3rd Battalion, Royal Malay Regiment at Mile 14, Jalan Oya here launched a drive-through vaccination service at its camp today (June 16).
The coordinator of the programme, Lieutenant Colonel Anuar Ahmad said the aim of the two-day programme was to vaccinate the soldiers.
Abyarm who is also the Chief of Staff of the 9th Brigade Headquarters, explained, “At the same time, this is training for us in case it is necessary to do provide drive-through vaccination service for the public in the future.
“If our services are needed at any time, we are ready to carry help the community,” he told reporters at the camp.
On the vaccination programme at the camp, he said 456 military personnel and staff of all military camps in Sibu would receive the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine.
He revealed that 246 military personnel and other staff received their vaccine today while the rest would receive theirs today.
“The vaccination programme is from 8 am to 5 pm. We expect it to be completed before 5 pm as everything is going smoothly,” he said.
Anuar also explained that the programme involved two health officers who were assisted by 11 paramedics and other support officers.
To ensure the programme run smoothly, he said, there were registration counters, interview counters, waiting areas, observation areas and inspection areas.
Meanwhile, Divisional Disaster Management Committee (DDMC) Sibu Chairman Dr Annuar Rapaee was at hand to monitor the drive-through vaccination process.
The Assistant Minister of Local Government and Housing was satisfied with the smooth running of the programme and congratulated the military personnel for introducing the first drive-through vaccination programme in Sibu.
Also present were 9th Brigade Commander Brigadier General Shamshor Jaafar, DDMC acting Chairman and acting Sibu Resident Wong Hee Sieng and Sibu Division Health Officer Dr Teh Jo Hun.