Public urged to register for vaccination

Register for vaccination by using the Mysejahtera App.

ENGKILILI: The public have been advised not to procrastinate in registering themselves for the Covid-19 vaccination.

SUPP Engkilili branch exco member Desmond Sateng Sanjan said the government had opened all available channels for the registration process.

“So stop procrastinating and get yourselves registered. The vaccine is free for all.

“Registration can either be done through  MySejahtera application on you mobile phones or via community leaders or village heads in your respective areas,” he said after presenting food assistance at Jefferson Rimong Edward Entalai longhouse in Selindong Ulu and Roland Sabang Chamagat longhouse in Selindong Ili near here on Thursday.

Both longhouses, comprising 52 individual units, were subject to enhanced movement control order (Emco) from Feb 18 to March 4. This was following the detection of positive Covid-19 cases in the area.

The first batch of 23,400 Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine doses arrived in the state capital on Feb 24.

Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg led the way by being the first Sarawak to be vaccinated at the Petra Jaya Health Clinic in Kuching today.

Together with Abang Johari to receive the vaccination were deputy chief minister, who is also the Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) chairman Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah; SDMC advisor and Local Government and Housing Minister Datuk Seri Dr Sim Kui Hian and State Health Department director Dr Chin Zin Ping.

On a separate note, Sateng advised the people to take precaution and not to be easily duped by fraud syndicate who are out to take advantage of any situation especially during this difficult time.