Follow vaccination schedule

Vaccine recipient, Liam Juna and son Mira Liam from Rumah Engkelai, Rakut, Lubok Antu.

LUBOK ANTU: The public here are advised to follow their vaccination appointments scheduled via the MySejahtera application.

A Nursing Health supervisor Margaret Minong reminded that these vaccination appointments must be fulfilled in order to avoid missing out on the opportunity to be vaccinated.

“The appointment is non-transferable and the person must come at the appointed time,” Margaret said when we met at the Lubok Antu Sports Complex Hall Vaccination Centre (PPV) on Wednesday (June 23).

“In light of the encouraging response based on the public’s presence at the PPV, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Lubok Antu District Information Department (JaPen), particularly those who came down to the field all this time to make announcements about the vaccination programme in order to raise awareness among the local community about the vaccine, which provides many benefits besides reducing the risk of infection,” she added.

Some 500 villagers from nearby longhouses received their first dose of the Sinovac vaccine at the PPV on Wednesday.

Liam Juna, 49, of Rumah Engkelai, Rakut, who came to the vaccination centre with his 23-year-old daughter Mira Liam, both felt relieved after receiving the vaccine to safeguard their family.

“I am really delighted to have been vaccinated and hope that more young people will receive their jab in order to create herd immunity,” Mira said.

Meanwhile, Salimah Ganga, 48, also from Rumah Engkelai, expressed a sense of safety and was no longer concerned about leaving the longhouse to collect daily essentials while adhering to the standard operating procedures.