KUCHING: Frontline personnel are willing to risk their lives by boarding a ferry while carrying vaccination equipment in order to ensure the success of the Covid-19 National Immunisation Programme (PICK) at the Tanjong Embang Health Clinic.
The team, led by Dr Nur Izzah Fatihah Ikhwani and other Bako Health Clinic frontline workers, had to be ferried crossing the water stretch for 20 minutes in order to deliver the second dose of Covid-19 vaccine to Tanjong Embang residents.
A total of 498 doses of vaccine were administered today to recipients in seven localities in the Tanjong Embang area comprising Kampung Beradek, Tiang Api, Semilang, Beradek Cina, Bliong, Tanju, and Sungai Pinang, Dr Nur Izzah said.
Ahmad Zaidi, 44, of Kampung Semilang, a recipient of the second dose vaccine, expressed gratitude to the government for providing the vaccination centre facilities (PPV) in the location to reduce the cost of villagers who have to travel to the city.
The opening of the PPV is also the government’s best attempt to complete the vaccination campaign for people of seven localities in the Tanjong Embang area, according to Ahmad.
He also urged the people not to be afraid or concerned about getting the vaccine, pointing out that he had got the vaccine injection and had experienced no severe side effects.
Akmal Alzam, 22, of Kampung Beradek, who works in the city, returned to the village on that same day to receive his second dosage of vaccine.
Meanwhile, he expressed his satisfaction and gratitude pertaining to the government’s approach and efforts in delivering the vaccine.
The JaPen Kuching district also contributed food and beverages to the frontline personnel at the Tanjong Embang Health Clinic as part of this programme.