KUCHING: Residents in the Kuala Rajang constituency who have been not been vaccinated have been told to do so as soon as possible.
Assistant Urban Development and Natural Resources Minister Datuk Len Talif Salleh said the residents could do so by going to any public vaccination centres (PPVs) in the area.
“Vaccines, either manufactured by Sinovac, Pfizer or AstraZeneca, have been shown to prevent severe infections in Covid-19 positive individuals.
“I urge Kuala Rajang residents who have not yet received the vaccine to do so immediately at the PPVs,” he said in a Facebook post on Tuesday.
Len said as of Aug 23, the state had inoculated 90 percent of its eligible population with the first vaccine dose while 85.4 percent with the second dose.
“The total dose administered in Sarawak through the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme is now 3.5 million.”
The Kuala Rajang assemblyman said for Aug 23, Sarawak administered 11,066 doses in total – 1,804 to first dose recipients while 9,262 to second dose recipients.
“The number shows that we will be able to achieve the target of herd immunity, however, we need to continue to practice strict standard operating procedures, good hygiene and the new norms.”
Len also expressed concern over the recent four-figure daily cases in the state caused by the Delta variant.
“Although yesterday (Monday) there was a slight decline but it still remains high and hopefully it will continue to go down with cooperation from all of us.
“I hope that all communities in Sarawak be responsible, take care of their health and wear face masks wherever they are.
“Hopefully, we manage to break this Covid-19 chain soon.”