‘Inject first, register later’ approach very helpful

Dr Annuar at the mobile vaccination centre at Bawang Assan Community Hall.

SIBU: The ‘Inject first, register later’ approach recommended by Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg is very helpful to rural residents who face internet coverage problems, said Sibu Divisional Disaster Management Committee (SDDMC) coordinator Dr Annuar Rapaee.

He pointed this out when monitoring the vaccination process at the mobile vaccination centre at the Bawang Assan Community Hall here on Monday.

“As we all know, most of our rural areas still do not have internet connection.

“Therefore, the ‘inject first, register later’ method is the best approach for the rural community in Sarawak as it allows residents to get the vaccine without having to register through the MySejahtera application which requires an internet access,” said Dr Annuar, who is also Local Government and Housing Assistant Minister.

Commenting on the mobile vaccination centre at the Bawang Assan Community Hall which entered its second day of operations on Monday, he said a total of 500 people had received their jabs and the centre would remain in the village for two more days.

The Nangka assemblyman said he believed if more mobile vaccination centres were opened up in the rural areas, the vaccination process would definitely increase.

“Sibu will be able to reach the target of having 70 percent or 232,528 of its residents vaccinated by the end of August for herd immunity.

“At the same time, the opening of industrial vaccination centres will certainly boost the vaccination process throughout the country,” he added.