Special mechanism for stateless natives to get vaccine jabs

Tiong King Sing

KUCHING: The state government has introduced a special mechanism for natives who do not possess citizenship documents to get their Covid-19 vaccine jabs.

Bintulu MP Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing said a special code mechanism would allow them to register after receiving their Covid-19 vaccines.

“The Health Ministry has communicated with the state government on this matter and will coordinate the codes to each division according to respective districts,” he said in a Facebook post today (Saturday).

Tiong added stateless individuals could go to any health facility or nearby district office for registration. There, they would only need to provide their names and dates of birth when receiving the vaccine jabs.

“They will each be given a card with a code for use during registration to obtain the second dose of vaccine injection. Meanwhile, foreigners can also register using their passports,” he said.

Tiong revealed that Rumah Sating Bundan located along the Bintulu-Miri Road was the first longhouse visited by the Covid-19 mobile outreach vaccination team.

“This mobile vaccination programme targets to vaccinate between 300 and 350 residents. The programme by the Bintulu Division Health Office was well received by the dwellers.

“The health office also has identified a few locations for the programme to be implemented to achieve the target of having 80 percent of the community vaccinated by August,” he said.

To ensure smooth implementation of the programme, Tiong said the mobile teams would be travelling by road, rivers and air according to the locations.

He also reminded those receiving their vaccine jabs to inform the staff if they were symptomatic or update their health status through MySejahtera.