Mobile PPV receives good response

Len (right) monitors the vaccine rollout at the mobile PPV

KUCHING: The mobile vaccination centre (PPV) implemented in the Sarikei district was well received by the locals.

Assistant Minister of Urban Development and Resources Datuk Len Talif Salleh said a total of 168 registered individuals received their Covid-19 vaccine jab at SK Bukit Kinyau today (June 26).

“The mobile vaccination centre which opened as early as 9am received good response and cooperation among the locals. They target to vaccinate 168 individuals who were registered with the Sarikei district office.

“The total number of vaccine doses supplied by the Sarikei Divisional Health Department is 289, in preparation for those coming from the surrounding areas,” he said in a Facebook post on Saturday.

The Kuala Rajang assemblyman said the ‘jab first, register later’ method introduced by the state government ensures that no one is left behind in terms of getting the Covid-19 vaccine jab especially in rural areas.

“This process can also speed up vaccination in rural areas as many places do not have internet coverage for residents to register via the MySejahtera application,” he said.

Len said the initiative which was introduced by Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg aimed to assist the state government in its target to achieve herd immunity by August.

“The mobile PPV programme in Bukit Kinyau is the third and final location for Sarikei district,” he said adding that similar programmes were held in Selalang and Muara Payang.

Earlieer, Len visited the mobile PPV together with Tanjong Manis MP Yusuf Abdul Wahab and Sarikei Resident Felicia Tan Ya Hua.