CM: State govt to adopt hybrid method for rural folk that involves manual registration after Covid-19 vaccination
0 month ago, 07-Jun-2021
Abang Johari (second, right), Uggah (right) and Dr Sim (third, right) seen observing medical personnel giving AstraZeneca vaccine to a recipient at the BCCK today
KUCHING (June 7): Those living in the rural areas who want to receive their Covid-19 vaccines should not worry because the state government will use the approach of giving injection first, then registering them, said Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg.
Calling the approach a ‘hybrid’ method, Abang Johari said this is to ensure that that the people in the state are not being left out in getting their Covid-19 vaccinations.
“Besides registration through the MySejahtera application, Sarawak will use this hybrid method that involves manual registration after vaccination, especially for those from the rural communities.
“If their name is not in the registration, but they have come for the vaccination, they can be vaccinated after that before the registration is made. This is however especially for those from the rural areas,” he told reporters at the Borneo Convention Center Kuching (BCCK) today.
Abang Johari said among the reasons why the state adopted such an approach is to make it easier for those who come from far away so that they will not have to go back and forth to receive their Covid-19 vaccinations, adding that this approach also indirectlyfacilitates their affairs.
Abang Johari also requested all elected representatives in Sarawak to do their part in a bid to hit the state’s target of getting 70 per cent of the populationvaccinated by the end of August,
Meanwhile Abang Johari also revealed that more than 469,000 Sinovac and Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccines will arrive in Sarawak soon.
The vaccine (Sinovac and Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccines) will come on June 9 in 380,000 doses, according to Coordinating Minister of the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme Khairy Jamaluddin,”
“Another 89,360 doses will come on June 10 and those will be sent to Miri,” he said.
Before speaking to reporters, Abang Johari inspected the first day of the AstraZeneca vaccination drive held at BCCK.
He was accompanied by Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah, Local Government and Housing Minister Datuk Seri Dr Sim Kui Hian and other officials.