Thursday, December 9, 2021

Covid-19 Immunisation Programme

Polls will not disrupt vaccination, booster dose rollout, assures Uggah

KUCHING: The rollout of the Covid-19 vaccine and its booster dose will remain uninterrupted over the course of the Sarawak polls. Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) chairman and Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas gave his assurance as...

Booster dose for AZ to be reviewed

KUCHING: The rollout of the booster dose for the AstraZeneca vaccine will be reviewed by local medical experts. Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) advisor Datuk Seri Dr Sim Kui Hian said he was still waiting its outcome. “We are still waiting...

Step up efforts to reduce vaccine hesitancy, says MP

KUCHING: The federal government has been told to step up efforts to convince the public on the benefits of vaccination. “While I understand some concerns that have been expressed by citizens, I strongly encourage people to consider the benefits. If...

23,970 booster shots already dispensed in Miri division

MIRI: As of Monday (Nov 1), 23,970 doses of the Covid-19 vaccine booster shots have been administered in this division. Transport Minister Datuk Sri Lee Kim Shin and minister in charge of the Miri Division Disaster Management Committee  said October...

Vaccine roadmap can strengthen vaccine commercialisation

BANGI: The National Vaccine Development Roadmap (PPVN) will be capable of strengthening Malaysia’s efforts in commercialising local vaccines. Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba said such efforts would contribute to the country’s biotechnology, human capital and bio-economic sectors. “The...

PM launches national vaccine devt roadmap and institute

BANGI: Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob today launched the National Vaccine Development Roadmap (PPVN) and Malaysian Genome and Vaccine Institute (MGVI) in an effort to turn the country into a hub for vaccine production and boost confidence in vaccine use. The...

Don’t complain if action taken, unvaccinated teachers told

KUCHING: Teachers who still refuse to get vaccinated by Nov 1 have no cause to argue the disciplinary action taken against them, opines Adam Prakash. "I think as government servants, everybody, and they include teachers, should abide by any directives...

Eligible senior citizens receive booster dose

MIRI: Senior citizens aged 60 and above and individuals with comorbidities in Miri Division began receiving their Covid-19 booster dose today (Oct 28). Miri Divisional Disaster Management Committee (DDMC) said the programme will involve all districts in Miri Division, namely...

Pregnant mothers, get vaccinated!

In the fight against Covid-19, vaccines play a vital role in shielding people from any fatalities. Fertility specialist Dr Sumithra Devi Valiapan encourages pregnant women to get protected by getting the complete jab. Benefits far outweigh the risks Ever since Covid-19...

Immediate transfer for unvaxxed teachers

SEMARIANG: Immediate disciplinary action will be taken against teachers who continue to refuse Covid-19 vaccinations before Nov 1. “They will be immediately transferred,” said Education Minister Datuk Dr Radzi Jidin. He added that the ministry had no choice because their action...
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