SIBU: The Nangka PBB Youth has successfully registered 130 senior citizens aged 70 and above here for the Covid-19 vaccination.
Nangka PBB Branch chief Dr Annuar Rapaee said on Sunday (June 20) the senior citizens were tracked down from June 16-18 under Phase I of “Ops Jejak”.
The Sibu Divisional Disaster Management Committee (DDMC) coordinator said, “Phase II of the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme (PICK) which is currently being carried out is for the elderly. We do not want them to be left out.”
Dr Annuar, who is also the Public Health and Housing Assistant Minister, said of the 130 senior citizens, 79 people had been vaccinated in the past two to three days, 41 had been given an appointment while 10 others were waiting to be called to the vaccination centres.
“Congratulations to the Nangka PBB Youth who used their mobile phones to track and register them,” he added.
He said efforts to trace senior citizens aged 60 and above for the vaccinations would continue next week for Phase II of “Ops Jejak”.
According to the Nangka assemblyman, vaccination is the only way to reduce the risk of Covid-19 virus transmission in an effort to build cluster immunity in Sibu in general.
“Do not listen to outside rumours.
“The people at risk are the elderly and they need to be vaccinated and given priority.
“The vaccine produced is the best way for us to fight this virus. Although not one hundred percent effective, at least the risk of infection and transmission can be reduced when we can form cluster immunity as soon as possible in Sibu,” said Dr Annuar.