Over 400 vaccinated at SK Nanga Merit PPV

Liwan (standing, third from right) observing the operations at the PPV at SK Nanga Merit, Batang Rajang. Photo: Ukas

BELAGA: Community leaders and village chiefs (KMKK) in Belaga need to play a role in informing residents in their respective areas who have yet to register as vaccine recipients to do so immediately through the various channels provided.

According to a report by the Sarawak Public Communications Unit (Ukas), Assistant Minister of Utilities (Rural Electricity) Datuk Liwan Lagang said this while emphasising that the vaccinations were crucial to ensure that all residents were protected from the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Belaga assemblyman said that through vaccinations, herd immunity could be achieved and thus life could return to normal as before.

During his visit to the vaccination centre (PPV) at SK Nanga Merit, Batang Rajang on Wednesday (June 30), he contributed an allocation of RM10,000 as a token of appreciation for the contribution of officers on duty at the PPV.

Based on a report provided by the PPV’s chief officer, vaccination activities at the SK Nanga Merit PPV had been running for three days and ended on Wednesday.

During this time, 460 people out of the listed total of 1,300 received their vaccine.

This Ministry of Health (MoH) officer said the number of people vaccinated did not reach the total registered as there were five longhouses listed that had been subjected to lockdown orders which were still ongoing.

Aside from that, there were also individuals on the list of registrations who had received their vaccine at other PPVs, especially those living around Kapit town.