Hybrid vaccination method boon to rural dwellers

Lukanisman (left) with vaccine recipients at the PPV.

KUCHING: The hybrid vaccination method has benefited the rural dwellers in the Sibuti parliamentary constituency, said its MP Lukanisman Awang Sauni.

“Using the hybrid approach, the longhouse heads will be called to provide a list of vaccine recipients who will turn up at the clinic and get inoculated with the Covid-19 vaccines.

“The vaccination centres (PPV) will then update their information online. This method is more effective and faster compared to using the list by MySejahtera,” he said in a Facebook post on Friday (June 18).

Earlier, the MP visited the PPV at Klinik Kesihatan Ladang 3 in Bekenu to monitor the vaccine rollout at the centre.

He said during his visit, two groups of longhouse dwellers from separate longhouses received their Covid-19 vaccine jabs.

“Until Friday (June 18), 647 vaccine doses have been administered to recipients, with 440 doses on June 12 and 13 and 91 doses on June 17 and 116 doses on June 18,” he said.

The MP also thanked longhouse head Humphrey Allen whom he met at the PPV for ensuring that the longhouse residents under his care were getting vaccinated.

He added, with the group vaccinated, there were only a few remaining individuals in the Subis area who had not received the vaccine.

At the PPV, Lukanisman also presented face masks to the vaccine recipients.

He reminded them to continue face masks despite being vaccinated.