Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Covid 19 vaccine

Booster shots should include everyone

KUCHING: Datuk Seri Fatimah Abdullah welcomes the government's decision to start administering Covid-19 vaccine booster shots. However, the Sarawak Welfare, Community Wellbeing, Women, Family, and Child Development Minister said the shots should also include others in the population besides frontliners...

Booster shot beneficial

KUCHING: A Covid-19 vaccine booster shot will be beneficial, says Datuk Dr Abdul Rahman Junaidi. The Assistant Minister in the Chief Minister’s Department (Islamic Affairs and DBKU) believed that there should be no issue in making the booster shot mandatory. “This...

Mahathir ‘endorses’ Abang Johari’s idea

KUCHING:  The ‘vaccinate first, register later’ approach, adopted by Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg in combating the Covid-19 pandemic has attracted attention in Malaya. Abang Johari first announced the approach during his visit to Kapit on June...

All types of vaccines serve same purpose

BINTULU: All types of Covid-19 vaccine, including Sinovac and Pfizer-BioNTech, used in the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme serve the same purpose, said Bintulu Division Health Officer Dr Melvin Chung Hsien Liang. He said however, his party would be powerless to...

Senior citizens in care centres not side-lined in vaccination exercise

MELAKA: The Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development has denied allegations by some quarters, claiming that senior citizens placed in care centres nationwide have been side-lined in the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme. Its minister, Datuk Seri Rina Mohd Harun,...

252 senior citizens receive Pfizer jabs

JULAU: A total of 252 senior citizens received the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine at the Julau Community Hall vaccination centre here on Tuesday (May 18). Julau District Officer and director of the Julau District Covid-19 Immunisation Task Force (CITF), Khalid Andong,...

7,000 expected to receive jab

SIBU: The vaccine is expected to be administered to around 7,000 residents in this district during the third phase of the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme, which begins Tuesday (May 18) until May 29. Sibu Divisional Disaster Management Committee coordinator Dr...

Over 700 second-phase recipients in Bau jabbed

BAU: Over 700 senior citizens and high-risk individuals here received their Sinovac vaccine as part of the Covid-19 National Immunisation Programme Phase II recently. All of the vaccine recipients have received their appointment details via the MySejahtera application. The programme took...

Sarawak urged to reconsider decision on AstraZeneca

PUTRAJAYA: National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme Coordinating Minister Khairy Jamaluddin is hoping that Sarawak will reconsider its decision not to accept AstraZeneca (AZ) Covid-19 vaccine after looking at the public feedback and confidence in the vaccine. "Yesterday (Sunday), we saw very...

No reason for public to refuse vaccine

SARATOK: There is no reason for the people to reject the Covid-19 vaccine when the world is still at war against the pandemic. Saratok District Council deputy chairman Councillor Mohamad Duri said developed countries around the world had even taken...
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Booster shots should include everyone

KUCHING: Datuk Seri Fatimah Abdullah welcomes the government's decision to start administering Covid-19 vaccine booster shots. However, the Sarawak Welfare,...
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