Some 2,000 residents in Saratok to receive first dose

Ali monitors the situation at the vaccination centre at Sri Krian Hall in Saratok.

SARATOK: Some 2,000 residents in Saratok will receive their first dose of Covid-19 vaccine from June 4 to 14.

Saratok MP Datuk Ali Biju said a large-scale vaccination programme would begin as soon as the vaccine supply was received.

“The residents will receive their first dose of vaccine using the Pfizer BionTech and Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine during the period.

“The second phase of the vaccination programme will give priority to high risk senior citizens over the age of 60,” he said when visiting a vaccination centre at Sri Krian Hall today (June 5).

According to Ali, his visit to the centre was to see the progress of the vaccination programme as vaccine stocks would be arriving in the state every week.

Ali, who is also Energy and Natural Resources Deputy Minister, added that it was estimated 380,000 doses of vaccines would be supplied to Sarawak weekly to ensure that 2.2 million Sarawakians would be vaccinated by end of August.

During the visit, Ali donated four laptops for the use of the frontline workers at the centre.

“The National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme (PICK) targets no less than 45,000 injection doses a day by August.

“Therefore, I urged the public in Saratok to register for the vaccination using the MySejahtera application or register though the district office to achieve herd immunity.

“This is the only way we can defeat the Covid-19 pandemic which has affected us over two years. We must protect, fight and win this together,” he said.

He was accompanied during the visit by Betong Division Resident Friday Belik, Betong District Health officer Dr Johny Pangkas and Saratok District Health officer Dr Syafiq Ameerul.