Media practitioners complete vaccination

Mahmud (right) at the PPV counter of Batu Kawa Health Clinic before his turn to receive the second dose of vaccine. Photo: JaPen

KUCHING: More than 100 media practitioners in Kuching received their second dose of the Covid-19 vaccines at Batu Kawa Health Clinic vaccination centre (PPV) on Wednesday (July 7).

Jaed takes a photo after being vaccinated. Photo: JaPen

Sarawak Information Department (JaPen) head of photographer unit Jaed Tepus, 58, said he was happy to receive his second jab of the vaccine, and feels confident when doing outside media coverage.

JaPen assigns its photographers to take pictures of government programmes and leaders in the country.

“It is important for us photographers to complete our Covid-19 vaccination for self-protection and lower the risk of infection while working in crowded places,” said Jaed.

A JaPen photographer, Mahmud Sulaiman, 59, was also grateful to have completed his second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine at the PPV.

“I’m now more confident to be covering outside programmes, especially in crowded places after this,” he said.

Both Jaed and Mahmud were among the 20 media practitioners from JaPen, together with some 100 other media practitioners from various agencies, who received their second dose of the Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine at the PPV.

The vaccination at the PPV involved volunteers from private hospitals in Kuching and the systematic and orderly vaccination process received praise from the media fraternity.

Some of the media practitioners await their turn to be vaccinated at the PPV. Photo: JaPen