Thursday, August 5, 2021

Sarawak upbeat about vaccination goal as daily jabs multiply

Chief Minister Abang Johari Openg says 45,291 doses of Covid-19 vaccine were administered yesterday, with efforts underway to hit the daily target of 50,000 jabs.

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The Sarawak government is optimistic that the state will be able to achieve herd immunity by August as targeted, with Chief Minister Abang Johari Openg saying 45,291 doses of Covid-19 vaccine were administered yesterday.

Speaking at a press conference in Kuching, he said the state is boosting its efforts to hit its daily target of 50,000 injections.

“Our focus now is on upping our mobile vaccination teams to transport the vaccines into the rural and remote areas in Sarawak,” he said.

“We will use all the logistics assets that we have to send the vaccines to the centres in the interior areas, whether by boat or road, or if we fly them in using our helicopters. All logistics costs are covered by the state government.”

He said more vaccination centres would be opened in Sarawak, which has 121 government hospitals, 80 general practitioner private clinics, 12 private hospitals and four large-scale vaccination centres at Stadium Perpaduan, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Borneo Convention Kuching and the National Youth Skills Institute in Miri.

He said Sarawak would receive another 410,460 doses of vaccine this week.

“Tomorrow, a total of 110,380 doses of Covid-19 vaccine will arrive in Miri, and another 300,080 doses will arrive Kuching on the following day.”

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