BY DIANA OCTAVIA
SIMANGGANG: Do not let rumours poison your minds and cast doubts on the effectiveness of the Covid-19 vaccine.
“Instead, you should fully trust the recommendations and explanations of your physicians,” Temenggong Kueh Aik Seng cautioned the people here today.
He admitted that the spread of rumours about the negative effects of the vaccine had, to a certain extent, resulted in some people hesitating to register for vaccination.
“There is no truth in the rumours. The vaccine has been tested and proven to be safe. So, do not be unnecessarily worried, especially if you are healthy,” he added.
Kueh hoped the state government would expedite efforts to enable the vaccine be made available to the people here as soon as possible.
The federal government has targeted at least 80 percent of the people in the country to be vaccinated within the next three months under a nationwide immunisation programme.
“Hopefully with the smooth implementation of the immunisation exercise, the people in the country can revert to living a normal live. At the same time, we can also assist the government to restore the country’s economy which has been adversely affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.”
On the reopening of schools effective March 1, Kueh urged the Education Ministry and the state Education Department to provide the necessary facilities, equipment and assistance to convince the students and teachers of their safety.
He also urged the schools to take affirmative measures to ensure full compliance of the standard operation procedures (SOPs).