Minister wants to see improvement to vaccination rate in Dalat

A nurse administering the Covid-19 vaccine to a senior citizen.

DALAT: Welfare, Community Wellbeing, Women, Family and Childhood Development Minister Datuk Seri Fatimah Abdullah says more needs to be done to improve the current vaccination rate of 6.46 per cent or 674 people from a total of 10,428 in this district who registered.

Fatimah, who is also Dalat assemblywoman, said she fully supported the government’s effort to expedite and improve the present vaccination rate.

“Yesterday (Thursday, June 3) there were 32 Covid-19 cases from Rh Sigah in Ulu Baoh alone, and the whole longhouse was placed under enhanced movement control order (EMCO),” she said via WhatsApp on Friday (June 4) when commenting on Dalat’s present  vaccination rate.

According to her, the 674 (6.46 per cent) people who had been vaccinated were frontliners from the Ministry of Health (MoH) and non-MoH, in which 467 of them received the vaccine in the first phase and 207 in the second phase.

She revealed that 10,428 people (excluding MySejahtera) in this district had registered for the national Covid-19 immunisation programme as of June 2.

Of the total, 9,606 registered in the first round while 822 in the second round, and the name list had been entered in the Jawatankuasa Khas Jaminan Akses Vaksin (JKJAV) Covid-19 website. She said based on the population data (village development and security committee (JKKK) census), 79.2 per cent or 13,159 people had registered for the vaccine, and based on the national population data, the registration rate was 65.2 per cent (16,000), compared to 10,428 respectively.