BETONG: It was all smiles for longhouse residents from the interior areas in this district as they started to receive the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine.
Layar assemblyman Gerald Rentap Jabu said that under the Covid-19 mobile vaccination outreach programme which started at the Nanga Mujau Health Clinic on Sunday (June 13), about 100 residents of four longhouses namely Rh Mujau, Rh Luing, Rh Penyuin and Rh Ijok in Ulu Spak received the jab.
“The outreach programme focuses on those in the deep interior to receive the vaccine without having to go down to the main vaccination centre (PPV) in Betong,” he told New Sarawak Tribune.
He said this would also help to reduce the longhouse residents’ transportation cost and at the same time to comply with the movement control order (MCO).
“The mobile vaccination team will continue to provide the service between Nanga Mujau Health Clinic and Nanga Tiga Health Clinic to provide to about 1,500 eligible residents in Layar and Bukit Saban constituencies,” he said.
Rentap conveyed his gratitude to those involved in the mobile vaccination outreach programme.
“I would like to thank the Betong Division Disaster Management Committee (DDMC), Divisional Health Office, Betong Covid-19 Immunisation Task Force and the community at large for their help and support in our efforts to achieve herd immunity,” he said.
He also urged the community to continue observing the standard operating procedures (SOPs) to curb the spread of Covid-19.