Vaccination: No such thing as first-come-first-served

Date:

spot_img

KUCHING: Vaccine recipients, please take note. 

If you think you will be given a queue number that will enable you to take the vaccine much earlier by arriving at vaccine centres well before the actual vaccination appointment time, you are in for a big disappointment.

It’s not going to happen. 

Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) advisor Datuk Seri Dr Sim Kui Hian said instead, early comers (to Stadium Perpaduan) will be seated in a separate waiting area. 

“This is to avoid chaos and overcrowding which will result in long waiting times and decreased efficiency of the vaccination process,” he said in a Facebook post last night (June 6). 

He said the new crowd flow management in place at the stadium will help prevent frustration among recipients. 

“So, remember, those who have already received the appointment date and time will just need to arrive 30 minutes before their appointment,” he said. 

Dr Sim, using an analogy of the experience of boarding a flight, said it’s just like one not having to to go to the airport in the morning when the flight is in the afternoon. 

“Even in transit ,when you don’t get out of the airport, the boarding gate doesn’t open,” he said. 

In the meantime, he expressed gratitude to the numerous agencies under the federal and state governments for managing the crowd during the vaccination process and continuing to monitor, refine and improve the whole process. 

Education expo effective platform

KOTA SAMARAHAN: The Sarawak Education Expo 2022 here provides Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) graduates, especially in rural areas, an opportunity to choose a field...

Share post:

Our Opinion

More like this
Related

Man in custody for having imitation guns

KUCHING: Police have arrested a man for allegedly selling...

Call not to politicise cooking oil issue

KUCHING: The Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs...

Digital economy programmes: CENTEXS in pole position

KUALA LUMPUR: The appointment of Centre of Technical Excellence...

Make no mistake, Premier listening to chatter on MPs

KUCHING: Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) chairman Datuk Patinggi Tan...

CENTEXS eyes role in digital economy initiative

KUALA LUMPUR: Centre of Technical Excellence (CENTEXS) wants to...

Expo attracts 12 institutes

SARATOK: A total of 12 educational institutions here yesterday...

Rural health clinic needs upgrading

KAPIT: The Sungai Tunoh Health Clinic located in Tunoh,...

CENTEXS to lend a hand to halal industry

KUALA LUMPUR: Centre of Technical Excellence (CENTEXS) Commercial has...

Artificial reefs promise better future

SEMATAN: The placement of artificial reefs in the sea...

132 to lose crowning glory for cancer fight

KUCHING: Over 140 participants across Malaysia have signed up...

AZAM to step up development communication drive

KUCHING: AZAM Sarawak will intensify efforts to facilitate development...

Need for journos to reinvent to stay relevant

KUALA LUMPUR: In the context of the Internet Revolution...