Get your vaccine jabs when called

KUCHING: Sarawakians are urged to get their Covid-19 jabs when called for their vaccination during the second phase of the rollout starting tomorrow (Apr 19).

Entrepreneur Development and Cooperatives Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar also hoped that more will register for the vaccination.

“The Covid-19 cases in Sarawak appear to be very high at the moment. I want to remind everyone to continue observing the standard operating procedures (SOPs).

“Wear face masks, practise physical distancing and hand hygiene wherever you are,” he said in a Facebook post today (Apr 18).

He was commenting on the daily Covid-19 cases in the state whereby on Saturday (Apr 17), 512 new cases — the second highest in the country — and one death were recorded.

“I urge everyone to always abide by the SOPs to curb the spread of Covid-19,” he said.

On Saturday (Apr 17), State Health director Dr Chin Zin Hing said the second phase of the state’s vaccination programme will start tomorrow (Apr 19) in Sibu, adding that a total of 924 persons are expected to receive their jabs at Sibu Indoor Stadium.

Dr Wan Junaidi further said that the immunisation programme in Kuching, Serian, Sri Aman, Betong, Kapit, Mukah and Miri will commence on April 23, while Samarahan, Bintulu and Limbang will have theirs on April 24 and Sarikei on April 30.

“From April 19 (today) to 30, a total of 13 vaccination centres will be in operation throughout the state,” he said.

In an infographic shared by the Special Committee on Ensuring Access to Covid-19 Vaccine Supply (JKJAV), has stated that as of Apr 16, a total of 810,781 online registrations for the vaccine have been recorded.