No problems with vaccine supply

Abang Johari field questions from reporters. Also seen Mohamad Kadim Suaidi (left). Photo: Ghazali Bujang

KOTA SAMARAHAN: The vaccine rollout in Sarawak will continue to be intensified as the state is receiving substantial amount of vaccine supply.

Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg said this was promised by the federal government under the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme (NCIP).

“Our vaccines are coming, tomorrow (June 17), we will receive about 110,380 Covid-19 vaccine doses to be supplied to Miri, Bintulu and Belaga areas.

“On Friday (June 18), there will be about 350,000 vaccine doses supplied to Kuching. So, the vaccines are coming as promised and we no longer have a problem in terms of vaccine supply,” he said.

He said this during a press conference after visiting the Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (Unimas) vaccination centre (PPV) today(June 16).

Last week, Sarawak received more than 445,000 doses which was the biggest single day vaccine delivery to date.

Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) advisor Datuk Seri Dr Sim Kui Hian said of the total, 380,400 doses were Sinovac vaccine while 65,520 doses of Pfizer.

He said the vaccine shipment did not include the 77,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine that arrived in the state the week before for the opt-in programme.

National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme Coordinating Minister Khairy Jamaluddin had previously announced that Sarawak would receive 380,000 doses of vaccine every week beginning the first week of June until the end of August.

This puts the state on track to be the first in Malaysia to complete its immunisation programme by vaccinating 2.2 million of its population.