Jabs will ensure safe return to school


KUCHING: The face-to-face learning, which is expected to resume once schools reopen, must be conducted safely, said Federal de facto law minister, Datuk Seri Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar.

“It has been a while that our students had to follow their studies through online learning from their own homes.

“I hope that when these students are fully vaccinated, they will be able to attend face-to -face learning sessions at school in a safer environment,” he said in a Facebook post yesterday (Sunday).

He was commenting on the vaccine rollout to those aged below 18 in the state which began last week.

Sarawak was the first state to have its teenagers aged 12 to 17 inoculated, with the group making up 10.3 percent of the overall population.

“The Covid-19 vaccination, involving adolescents aged between 16 and 17 years old, is being actively implemented in Sarawak.

“I hope this injection process will go smoothly and be completed before the school session starts next month,” said the Santubong MP.

He added upon the completion of the vaccine roll-out to the group, Sarawak would move on to vaccinating teenagers aged 12 to 15. 

Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg on Saturday (Sept 11) said teenagers aged 16 to 17 in Sarawak were expected to be fully vaccinated in time for the proposed school reopening date on October 3.

“The group of teenagers aged 16 to 17 will get their full vaccine jabs before the school reopens on Oct 3.

“Meanwhile for vaccination to teenagers aged 12 to 15, we hope that they will receive their two vaccine jabs by the end of next month, between Oct 22 and Oct 26,” he said.