Smooth AstraZeneca jab, says Sarawak MTUC chief

Mohammad Ibrahim at BCCK to receive his vaccine.

KUCHING: Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) Sarawak chairman Mohammad Ibrahim Hamid has described the process of receiving his AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine at the Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK) as smooth with minimal waiting or holding time.

Sharing his experience of receiving the vaccine on Wednesday (June 9), he said the standard operating procedure was adhered to at all times at the centre.

“The service given was superb right from the call from the call centre to reconfirm the date of vaccination, which I received twice to ensure that we are at the centre on time.”

He also observed that the vaccination centre was deserted, noting that there were two areas at the centre, namely HCO A and HCO B.

He said based on his communication with one of the volunteers there, the target had been 500 doses administered per day for each of the two HCOs since the first day of the centre’s operation, coming to a total of 1,000 doses.

“From tomorrow (Thursday, June 10) onward, the daily target will be 1,500 doses each – or a total of 3,000 doses for the whole centre,” he shared of what he learned from the volunteer.

He surmised that the reason for this was perhaps that the authority would like to see the momentum of the vaccination process first before they opened up to a larger group. 

At the same time, Mohammad Ibrahim advised the public to proceed to the vaccination centre as scheduled to allow the authority to maximise the vaccination process.