Teens aged 16-17 to be fully vaccinated before October

Dr Sim speaking to students waiting for their turns to be inoculated.

KUCHING: Teenagers aged 16 and 17 in Sarawak are expected to complete both doses of the Covid-19 vaccine before next month.

Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) advisor Datuk Seri Dr Sim Kui Hian said Sarawak was on the right track to fully vaccinating those aged 16 and 17 before school reopens early October.

On that note, he conveyed his appreciation to those involved in ensuring the success of the vaccination exercise.

“Thanks for the smooth running, a result of replicating our earlier experience of vaccination rollout by the state and federal multi agencies, the non-governmental organisation volunteers, respective school teachers, Resident’s Office and Sarawak Welfare Department.

“Great teamwork. This is Sarawak,” he said in a Facebook post on Monday (Sept 13).

He also thanked the students and parents for their patience, cooperation and understanding.

Earlier, Dr Sim visited the Majma Hall vaccination centre (PPV) to witness the process for students from SMK Batu Kawa.

“98 per cent of 701 students turned up as some were still under quarantine.”

Sarawak began vaccinating teenagers last Wednesday (Sept 8).

A nurse administering the vaccine to one of the students.