Folk with no identity document, citizenship still eligible for vaccine

Dr Chung at the event.

BINTULU: Individuals with no identification, or citizenship, documentation are also eligible to receive the Covid-19 vaccine, says Bintulu health officer Dr Melvin Chung.

They can go to any health facility or nearby district office to register for the vaccine, by giving their name and date of birth.

Further elaborating, he said the Ministry of Health had been in touch with the state government on the matter and decided to use code coordination for each division according to their respective districts.

“Apart from that, registration through MySejahtera app can still be used as it only requires a phone number.

“They only need to provide their name and date of birth when present to receive the vaccine injection and after that, they will be given a card with a code for second dose injection registration purposes.

“For foreigners, they can register using their passports,” he said when met at the Covid-19 Vaccine Mobilisation Outreach programme at Rh Sating Bundan, KM67 Jalan Bintulu-Miri, on Friday (June 25).

In the meantime, Dr Chung advised vaccine recipients to ensure that they are completely healthy before receiving the jabs.

He added that if they were unhealthy, they needed to inform the staff at the registration counter or update their health status through MySejahtera.

Speaking on the outreach programme, Dr Chung said Rh Sating was the first longhouse in Bintulu to be selected for the programme.

“This programme targets between 300 and 350 longhouse residents, including surrounding villagers, to receive vaccine injections.

“Currently, we have also identified several more locations for a similar programme in line with the government’s bid to reach 80 per cent of the population getting vaccinated by the end of August.”