Only 65 percent registration in Sarikei

Len (third right) during his visit to a vaccination centre at Sarikei Civil Hall

KUCHING: The people in Sarikei are urged to register themselves for the Covid-19 vaccine in the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme (NCIP).

Urban Development and Natural Resources assistant minister Datuk Len Talif Salleh said from statistics shared by the Health Ministry, the district only has attained 65 percent registration of its 43,535 population.

He said other districts such as Meradong recorded 91 percent registration out of 23,487 people, Pakan 90 percent out of 12,466 people and Julau 88 percent out of 15,598 people.

“Therefore, I call on those who have not registered to immediately do so through MySejahtera or through the Sarikei district office, their community and race leaders (KMKK) and the Kuala Rajang constituency service centre.

“Because without a vaccine it will be difficult to move abroad,” he said in a Facebook post today.

Earlier, he represented Deputy Chief Minister and Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) chairman Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas to visit the Sarikei vaccination centre at its Civil Hall.

“Phase 2 of NCIP here involved total of 478 recipients including the elderly, the disabled and people with chronic diseases. They received the Covid-19 mRNA vaccine produced by Pfizer-BioNtech,” he said.

He added at the same time, there will be 1,116 individuals inoculated on the second and third day of the Phase 2 vaccine rollout. He said on the final day, there will be a total of 546 recipients.

“The Sarikei Division Disaster Management Committee and the Sarikei Division and District Covid-19 Immunization Task Force (CITF) held a simulation programme on April 22 April.

“This is to prepare and ensure readiness in the process of vaccinating the people for the second phase,” he said.