MP wants adequate vaccine quota for Bintulu

Tiong (right) during his recent visit to a vaccination venue at Universiti Putra Malaysia Bintulu Campus.

KUCHING: Bintulu MP Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing said he would communicate with the Health Ministry (MoH) regarding the quota of vaccine for Bintulu.

He said this would include expediting the distribution of the vaccines and providing adequate quota so that the immunisation goal could be reached as soon as possible.

“Vaccinations in Bintulu have already started. However, I know that the vaccine quota obtained in Bintulu in these three days are 1,770 doses only, which is much lower than the actual requirement in Bintulu,” he said in his Facebook post today (Mar 23) after visiting a vaccination venue at Universiti Putra Malaysia Bintulu Campus.

He also pointed out that Bintulu has a large number of people from various walks of life as it is an industrial centre with the oil and gas as the mainstay of its economy.

“There are also those in business who have to commute to and from Bintulu,” said Tiong, who is also the Prime Minister’s Special Envoy to China.

To the people, he urged them to get registered for vaccination as soon as possible, and not to be influenced by false rumours on social media.

Citing his own experience with the Sinovac vaccine as an example, he said he had not experienced any abnormal side-effects after a few days.