Get vaccinated, Sibu folk told

Lau (left) with the mobile vaccination bus.

KUCHING: An operation by the Sibu Health Department to ensure that no one is left out from being vaccinated is underway, and no appointment is needed.

“Those who have not been vaccinated need only bring their identification card (IC) or, in the case of a foreign worker, their passport (even if the work permit or passport has expired), and they will be registered on the spot by personnel,” said Senator Robert Lau.

On July 29 (Thursday) and July 30 (Friday), the team will be stationed at SJK Thai Kwong, Jalan Sukun and will be there until July 30 from 9am until 1pm.

The team will move to Jalan Ding Lik Kong on July 31 and Aug 1 (Saturday and Sunday respectively).

“The mobile vaccination bus will be stationed at Lorong 11C beside the shophouses, so residents in the neighbourhood who have not yet been vaccinated are encouraged to come out and get vaccinated.

“This is particularly important for both local and foreign workers who work at the nearby industrial and factory areas.”

Lau said as of Thursday, 210,677 people had been given the first dose of vaccine, while 163,645 people had received two doses.

“If we consider the entire number of people eligible for vaccination in Sibu Division, which is 242,000, including all outstation and foreign workers, the percentage of those vaccinated is 87 per cent for the first dose and 68 per cent for the second dose.

“While if the base (total number of persons eligible for vaccination) is increased to 260,000, the percentages will drop to 81 per cent and 63 per cent respectively.”