Seberang Hilir villagers receive second vaccine dose

Abdul Rahman (standing right) accompanied by Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, Petra Jaya Health Clinic Vaccine Centre (PPV) coordinator Dr Alex Yap (standing left) observing nurses administering to vaccine reciepients during his visit to vaccination centre at Klinik Kesihatan Petra Jaya, Kuching. Photo: Mohd Alif Noni

KUCHING: A total of 400 residents from the Seberang Hilir area received their second dose of Covid-19 vaccine at the Petra Jaya Health Clinic Vaccination Centre (PPV), today.

Assistant Minister of Utilities (Water Supply) Datuk Dr Abdul Rahman Junaidi said the recipients comprised villagers from Kampung Boyan and Kampung Gersik who had received their first dose at the Darul Hana PPV three weeks ago.

“Residents of Kampung Boyan and Kampung Gersik who received their first dose of the vaccine at Darul Hana PPV three weeks ago, are here to receive their second dose owing to a change of venue,” he said during his visit to the vaccination centre today.

“On Sunday (July 11), another 400 residents will receive their jab here making up 800 villagers who will be vaccinated at the Petra Jaya Health Clinic PPV.

“Meanwhile, the rest of the residents will be vaccinated at other PPVs such as Stadium Perpaduan PPV, private and government hospitals PPV in an effort to speed up the vaccine rollout.”

Dr Abdul Rahman who is also Pantai Damai assemblyman said the vaccination programme in the constituency which started on June 19 has successfully inoculated some 8,000 of the 20,000 residents.

“The vaccination programme is being conducted at three health clinics in Kampung Santubong, Kampung Buntal and Kampung Telaga Air. So far, it has been going smoothly with the help of medical officers, clinic staff, village development and security committee (JKKK), and volunteers.”

He assured that by the end of August, the Pantai Damai constituency would be able to reach herd immunity.

“We are going to continue our efforts to educate the people in the area since there is a small percentage of people who still refuse to register for vaccination.

“We have provided a form in each village to ensure that no one will be left out in our vaccination drive. With the data, we will call each one of them in our effort to reach out to them,” he said.