KUCHING: Those who are eligible to receive the second booster dose against COVID-19 are urged to come forward to get the shot.
Deputy Premier Datuk Seri Dr Sim Kui Hian said that there are 302,243 Sarawakians with risk factors or those aged above 60 who are eligible for the second booster dose.
“However, as of May 5, only 1,561 Sarawakians, with 939 of them from Kuching took up the offer,” he said in an interview with RTM’s REDfm yesterday.
Dr Sim, who is also Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) advisor therefore urged those who are eligible for the second booster dose to visit the nearest participating private clinic, hospital or health clinic.
“Your health is your responsibility. COVID-19 may be ‘mild’ but every week, we still lose Sarawakian forever due to the disease,” he said.
He also said that some 1.818 million of the state’s population have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of May 6.
“While, about 1.641 million Sarawakians have received the first booster dose,” he said.
Sarawak rolled out its second booster dose vaccination on April 22.