Some 3,000 to receive jab at mobile vaccination centre

Wong at Durin multipurpose hall.

SIBU: The mobile vaccination centre operated by the Sibu Health office will be operating at Durin multipurpose hall for four days from today till Sunday.

After the mobile team managed to vaccinate the residents in Bawang Assan in just four days using the ‘inject first, register later’ initiative, Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) Dudong branch chairman Wong Ching Yong, hoped that the residents in Durin would use the opportunity to get their vaccine jab.

“Residents (in Durin) no longer need to travel far to Sibu Jaya Community Hall or Sibu Indoor Stadium to get their vaccinations because a mobile unit has been set up here.

“From today (Wednesday) until Sunday (June 19), all residents here are urged to come to this centre to get vaccinated so that we can form the herd immunity to break the chain of Covid-19 infection immediately,” he said, adding Durin has a population of about 3,000 people from 25 longhouses as well as four Chinese villages.

Meanwhile, our reporter’s survey at the Durin Multipurpose Hall today found that many residents had come to get their vaccine injections.

The mobile unit began operating as early as 8am. It was estimated that about 300 residents received the vaccination today.