MIRI: Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) Piasau youth chief Tan Lek Jin praises Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg for stepping forward to be the first to receive the Covid-19 vaccine.
“I welcome the idea, because the chief minister is an icon and leader to the people of Sarawak, his commitment ensures the effectiveness of our Covid-19 vaccination programme,” he said.
Tan said the move by Abang Johari would help to alleviate fears among the public in Sarawak on the Covid-19 vaccine.
“It reassures Sarawakians that this vaccine is safe and good for their body in order to fight the spread of Covid-19 virus, in fact, clinical tests carried out showed that the vaccine is proven effective against the virus (Covid-19),” he said.
Tan also lauded the vaccination programme which is scheduled to start on Feb 27.
In Miri, the vaccination programme will be held in three phases (March to April with frontliners and April until August — phase two and three for Miri population aged 18 and above).
Hence, he urged the community to work together and give their support to ensure the vaccination programme is successful.