Vaccination registration reaches almost 70 percent

KUCHING: Almost 70 percent of the state’s population of 2.1 million has registered for the Covid-19 vaccine registration, said State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) advisor Datuk Seri Dr Sim Kui Hian.

He said manual registrations in Sarawak have not been incorporated into the system which affects about 600,000 persons.

“Once the immunisation task force has incorporated those 600,000 persons into the system, we should have about 1.4 million. This is roughly 66 to 70 percent of the population,” he said in a Facebook post on Saturday (April 17).

An infographic shared by the Special Committee on Ensuring Access to Covid-19 Vaccine (JKJAV) showed that Sarawak recorded a total of 810,781 online vaccine registrations as of April 16.

“Sarawak needs the registered numbers to fight for our allocation in Malaysia’s National Covid-19 Immunisation Plan,” he said.

Dr Sim said Phase 2 of the vaccine rollout will start on April 19 and involves those aged over 60 or those with comorbidities.

“This will start in Sibu with 924 persons receiving their appointment through the MySejahtera application.

“Please check your phones. Either accept or reject the appointment. Let others have the (vaccine) appointment if you can’t make it,” he said.

He said for Kuching, Serian, Samarahan, Sri Aman, Betong, Kapit, Mukah and Miri, the second phase of the vaccine rollout will start on April 23.

“929,000 individuals are qualified under Phase 2. We are making good progress on total registration for Phase 2 and Phase 3 online,” he said.

He said during the vaccine rollout, vaccination centres will include private hospitals and clinics involving more than 250 venues throughout Sarawak.