Good sign – almost 500k jabs from June 12-22

Dr Sim Kui Hian

KUCHING: Sarawak has administered 468,444 doses of the Covid-19 vaccine to its residents in 10 days from June 12-22, said State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) advisor Datuk Seri Dr Sim Kui Hian.

By comparison, from Feb 26 to June 12, the state could manage only to administer 442,061 does.

“We administered 468,444 doses in 10 days from June 12 to June 22. But from Feb 26 to June 12, only 442,061 doses were administered.

“We may start small, but we scaled up fast. This is Sarawak,” he said in a Facebook post on Wednesday.

Dr Sim said while the state does not have as many doctors and nurses compared to the rest of the country, it can implement the vaccination programme.

“Just give us the vaccines and Sarawakians are capable of vaccinating beyond expectations. This is only possible because everyone is playing their role and doing their part,” he said.

He also lauded the efforts of the frontliners and the general public in ensuring the success of the vaccine rollout.

At the same time, he reminded the public to regularly check their MySejahtera application for their vaccine appointments.

“This week’s appointment will focus on those born in the 1970s and soon after that those born in 1980s,” he said.

He reminded those given appointments to only arrive at the centre 30 minutes before vaccination to avoid overcrowding.

Covid-19 Immunisation Task Force (CITF) statistics show that as of June 22, Sarawak has administered 910,505 Covid-19 vaccine doses.

Of the total, 721,653 are first doses while another 188,852, second.