Fully vaccinated adolescents by end of October


KUCHING: The Sarawak government is targeting to fully vaccinate adolescents in the state before the end of next month.

Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas said that as of Friday, a total of 75,162 people or 78 percent of teenagers aged 16 to 17 have been vaccinated.

He added that for those aged 12 to 15, a total of 8,320 of them have been vaccinated.

“We want to thank everyone who have helped – the school management, medical department, frontliners, and so on,” he said after visiting the vaccination programme at Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan (SMK) Agama Tun Ahmad Zaidi (Tunaz) on Saturday (Sept 25).

Uggah, who is also Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) chairman, appealed to parents to bring their children to get vaccinated in order to protect them from the Covid-19 infection.

He revealed that Sarawak has received a supply of the single-dose CanSino vaccine which has been sent to several places in the rural areas from Sept 22 to 24.

“For example, in Miri, we supply for the Penan in the interior. We will also supply to Limbang Division. While for other parts, they have also requested the use of the CanSino vaccine,” he said.

Also present during the visit was Minister of Local Government and Housing and SDMC advisor Datuk Seri Dr Sim Kui Hian.

Uggah inspects the vaccination programme at SMK Agama Tun Ahmad Zaidi (Tunaz).

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