Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Covid-19 vaccination centres

Expectant mother offers free ride to get to PPV

CYBERJAYA: The costly e-hailing fare of up to RM50 for the return trip from Cyberjaya to Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) vaccination centre (PPV) in Bangi, has spurred an expectant mother to provide free rides to help those who are...

Register now for vaccination: Lee

MIRI: Members of the public who have not yet registered for the Covid-19 vaccination are urged to do so immediately via the MySejahtera application. Transport Minister Datuk Lee Kim Shin, who is also in charge of the Divisional Disaster Management...

Set up more small-scale vaccination centres to reduce congestion

KUCHING: State authorities have been urged to set up more vaccination centres (PPVs) to reduce congestion. “Long-term, we need to decentralise more PPVs. The government is looking at opening another PPV at the Borneo Convention Centre Kuching, and also involve...

BCCK ready for vaccination process

KUCHING: The Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK), which has been chosen as a vaccination centre (PPV), is expecting to serve up to 4,000 people per day, with the potential to expand to up to 10,000. BCCK executive director Tan Sri...

Masing wants primary schools turned into vaccination centres

KUCHING: Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri James Jemut Masing has called on the Education Ministry (MoE) to allow for the use of primary schools in Kapit as vaccination centres (PPVs). He said local residents in Kapit have requested permission to utilise schools in the division for vaccination purposes, but to no avail. “The way forward to fight Covid-19 is vaccination! The State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) is correct. There is no other way.  “But MoE is blocking the way. They stop the PPV from using primary schools in Kapit division. Residents have been asking for permission to use the schools, but to this day, there is no reply!” he said today (June 2). The Baleh assemblyman said should the ministry become an obstacle to the state’s vaccination plan, the minister-in-charge must inform the schools in the state to cooperate. “If MoE becomes an obstacle, then the minister must tell the schools in Sarawak not to be obstinate.  “We need the support of all agencies in fighting Covid-19,” he added.

Open up more vaccination centres to curb vaccine hesitancy

KUCHING: The Sarawak Patriots Association (SPA) is concerned over the lack of developments in the opening of additional vaccination centres in the state.  “While the usage of mega PPVs (vaccination centres) is a strategy that could work in a high-density urban area, it is bound to fail in Sarawak, where the majority of people are living in semi-urban and rural areas,” said association chairman Datuk Dr John Lau Pang Heng. He said they had received feedback from the people that it would be much more convenient to have their vaccine shots at their local general practitioner (GP) clinics or Klinik Kesihatan that they are already familiar with. “We believe this will remove one of the factors contributing towards vaccine hesitancy in Sarawak. Having a familiar face deliver the vaccine will help make our people more comfortable and have more trust in the vaccination process,” he said today (June 2).  He said the feedback from the people also included asking the government to simplify the vaccination registration exercise. “Allow elderly persons to get their vaccination by walking into a vaccination centre to get his or her vaccination,” he urged. Lau said the association had also been made to understand that many people who went for their vaccination shots ended up requiring to have their details in MySejahtera updated, such as their IC number or mobile phone number. He hoped this was not an impediment in the rollout of vaccinations through private health facilities. “If so, we hope the relevant parties can expedite fixing the application and its data to make it work as soon as possible. It is ridiculous that a digital application can magically alter information that is keyed in by the users,” he said. He added that this indicated manual intervention, which would introduce errors into the date. “We have had more than a year to prepare for this, and yet vaccine rollout so far has shown a lack of planning and foresight,” he lamented.

Vaccination going on smoothly at Asajaya

ASAJAYA: The vaccination process in Asajaya is going smoothly, said its assemblyman Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah after visiting the Asajaya Sports Complex today. “Thankfully, the process is going well, even though previously there were rumours, videos, and so on...

More volunteers required to assist vaccines

KUCHING: There is a need for more volunteers to assist vaccine recipients at the Covid-19 mega vaccination centre at the Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK) next month. Commander-in-chief for Covid-19 One Stop Centre at Kuching South City Council (MBKS) Dr...

KJ visits vaccination centre

KUCHING: National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme (PICK) coordinating minister Khairy Jamaluddin visited the vaccination centre at Stadium Perpaduan, Petra Jaya here, yesterday. The purpose of the visit was to inspect the procedure in each checkpoint from check-in, registration, vaccination, observation, and...

45,000 jabs per day to complete vaccination by August-end

KUCHING: No fewer than 45,000 jabs per day shall be administered as soon as Sarawak receives the vaccine supplies from the federal government, said National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme (Pick) coordinating minister Khairy Jamaluddin. The minister commented that with the said...
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