Sarawak administers over one million doses

Abang Johari (right) speaks to a woman who is waiting for her turn to be jabbed. Photo: Mohd Alif Noni

The state is on track to achieve full vaccination of its people by August.

KUCHING: Sarawak has administered more than one million Covid-19 vaccine doses, covering about 40 percent of its eligible population.

Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg said the state is on track to achieve full vaccination of its people by August.

“We are rolling out the vaccines more aggressively including in rural areas where we have deployed mobile vaccination teams.

“Recently, we have sent the teams to Mulu, Ba’Kelalan and Long Semadoh. We are also working with the Health Ministry and the Armed Forces through their combat medic vaccination team.

“This has been running smoothly and I am confident that the people will benefit from the Covid-19 vaccination that is being implemented,” he told a press conference here today.

Abang Johari said while the vaccination has been stepped up, the people would still need to observe the Covid-19 standard operating procedures.

“Even after vaccination, you must continue to look after yourselves and practise self-discipline. For myself, even after I had my two vaccine doses, I am still wearing a face mask.

“We must continue to practise social distancing, washing our hands constantly and protect ourselves. This is the only way we can fight Covid-19,” he said.

Earlier, Abang Johari visited the Covid-19 vaccination centre (PPV) at The Spring Shopping Mall, Vivacity Megamall and Longi Sdn Bhd in Sama Jaya Industrial Zone.

“For Vivacity, they estimated that they will be inoculating about 4,000 of their workers and those renting their premises,” he said.

He also noted that for The Spring PPV, it was well managed where the shopping mall was focusing to vaccinate its workers.

“At Longi, I was briefed by its management on the vaccination process. We noticed that the flow has been very smooth,” he said.