PPV to inoculate 6,000 residents

Dr Hazland (standing, second left) monitors the vaccine rollout at Bako Health Clinic PPV.

KUCHING: The Bako Health Clinic vaccination centre (PPV) is targeting to inoculate 6,000 residents in the Bako zone of the Demak Laut constituency.

Its assemblyman Dr Hazland Abang Hipni said this is to ensure that 80 percent of its people are vaccinated by August.

“The opening of the Bako Health Clinic PPV allows residents in the Bako zone to receive vaccine injections covering 15 villages including Tanjung Embang.

“Other zones such as Tabuan Zone and Tanjong Bako Zone have a PPV nearer to them such as Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK) and Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (Unimas) PPV,” he said.

He said this when met after monitoring the vaccine rollout at the Bako Health Clinic PPV recently. He said it is estimated that about 15,000 residents in the Demak Laut constituency will receive the Covid-19 vaccine jab.

On the vaccine rollout in Sarawak, Dr Hazland said he was confident Sarawak would be able to achieve herd immunity within two months provided the vaccine supply is delivered on time.

“I am confident that Sarawak will be able to achieve herd immunity by August after finding that the number of vaccinated people has increased.

“This is aided by the opening of more PPVs in each division and the use of the ‘jab first, register later’ vaccination approach which is practiced in rural areas,” he added.

In the meantime, he thanked the staff of the Ministry of Health Malaysia (MOH) assisted by the village development and security committee (JKKK), The People’s Volunteer Corps (Rela), Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) and volunteers who helped handle the vaccination process at Bako Health Clinic PPV.

He also encouraged more volunteers to be involved to help the vaccination process at the PPV.