Senior citizens allowed walk-in for vaccination in Sarikei

Datuk Seri Huang Tiong Sii

KUCHING: Senior citizens aged 60 and above can directly take a walk-in approach at the Sarikei vaccination centre (PPV) to receive their Covid-19 vaccine, said Repok assemblyman Datuk Seri Huang Tiong Sii.

He pointed out that senior citizens aged 60 and above were a high-risk group.

“Therefore, they can use the walk-in method to receive the vaccine by showing their identity card and registering at the Sarikei PPV,” he said in a recent statement.

“The Sarikei PPV will be open every day, that is, from Monday to Sunday,” he added.

Huang thanked the frontliners on duty, including the medical officers, nurses, police officers, People’s Volunteer Corps (Rela), and volunteers who were working hard to serve the people.

Thus far, in Sarikei, 29,059 vaccine doses have been provided by the Health Ministry (MoH). This is 83.7 percent of the total number of registrations in the district and there are still 5,645 people awaiting their turn to receive the vaccine.

At the same time, 10,830 people in Sarikei District have not registered for the vaccine yet.

As such, Huang called upon the community to actively register for vaccination through the MySejahtera, www.vaksincovid.gov.my, or manually at the Sarikei Health Clinic or Sarikei District Office.