Meradong uses ‘jab first, register later’ approach

Safiee (second right) monitors the vaccine rollout at the PPV. Photo: Ukas

KUCHING: The ‘jab first, register later’ approach is being put to good use by the mobile Covid-19 vaccination team at Kampung Sabena, Meradong.

Daro assemblyman Safiee Ahmad said the approach was used as the area is facing registration problems due to poor internet access.

“The team is ready to accept ‘walk-ins’ where the ‘jab first, register later’ method is used. This is a good approach, especially as there are places that face logistical problems that cannot be registered through the MySejahtera app,” he said when met after monitoring the vaccine rollout at the village’s vaccination centre (PPV) on Wednesday (June 30).

He said the village safety and development committees arranged for boats to transport the villagers to the PPV.

The assemblyman is also confident that the target to achieve herd immunity in the area would be achieved by the end of July.

Meanwhile, Sarikei Division Resident Felicia Tan Ya Hua has called upon residents living in nearby villages and longhouses who have yet to register for vaccination to come forward to receive their jabs.

She also said that the Ministry of Health has provided additional vaccines for ‘walk-in’ vaccinations.

She added that the Kampung Sabena PPV, Meradong is the fourth location for the ‘jab first, register later’ programme to be implemented in Sarikei.

Also present at the PPV were Meradong district officer Badjuri Bidin and Sarikei division health officer Emmanuel Fong.