KUCHING: The Ministry of Welfare, Community Wellbeing, Women, Family and Childhood Development assures that teachers, assistant teachers and caregivers in Sarawak are vaccinated against Covid-19.
Its minister Datuk Seri Fatimah Abdullah said to date, there are a total of 10,133 teachers, assistant teachers and caregivers under various agencies in Sarawak and out of that, 9,937 (98 percent) have already received their vaccine.
“Besides our initiative and commitment to ensure that they are vaccinated, we would also like to appeal to parents and families with young children to go for the vaccination.
“It is indeed everyone’s responsibility to ensure the safety of our children,” said Fatimah in a statement recently.
This was in response to social activist Voon Shiak Ni, who expressed her concern in a statement stating that all eligible persons, especially workers of childcare centres and schools, should be vaccinated, which was published in a local daily today (Aug 26).
As of August 5, 5,377 teachers and caregivers have been vaccinated — 5,248 (98 percent) with the first dose and 3,277 (61 percent) the second dose.
A total of 803 teachers and caregivers at childcare centres have been vaccinated — 790 (98 percent) with the first dose and 547 (68 percent) the second dose.
Meanwhile, 3,797 assistant teachers at kindergartens have received their jabs with 3,747 (99 percent) of them having the first dose and 2,094 (55 percent) the second dose.
There are also 156 assistant teachers at childcare centres who have received their vaccination with the first dose given to 153 (98 percent) of them, while 89 (57 percent) have completed their dose.
“The ministry are working closely with the Sarawak Disaster Management Committee, BCCK vaccination centre (PPV), UTC PPV and Majma PPV to ensure that inoculation programme for teachers, assistant teachers and caregivers are being carried out smoothly,” added Fatimah.
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