COVID: Sarawak To Vaccinate 929,435 Individuals Under Phase Two

KUCHING: A total of 929,435 individuals are being targeted to receive the vaccine under the second phase of the National COVID-19 Immunisation Programme in Sarawak beginning from Monday (April 19), said state Health director Dr Chin Zin Hing.

He said the second phase would kick off in the Sibu division on April 19; followed by Kuching, Serian, Sri Aman, Betong, Kapit, Mukah and Miri on April 23; Samarahan, Bintulu and Limbang on April 24; and Sarikei on April 30.

“The second phase targets those in the high-risk groups, namely those who have comorbidities and senior citizens aged 60 and above. A total of 13 vaccine dispensing centres (PPV) will be operational statewide,” he told a media conference today.

Dr Chin also said that 924 individuals are expected to get their vaccine shots at the Sibu Indoor Stadium on April 19, adding that recipients would be given their appointments through the MySejahtera applications two weeks prior to their vaccination dates.

Meanwhile, a total of 512 COVID-19 cases were recorded in Sarawak today, taking the total number of cases in the state to 23,432 while one fatality was reported to take the death toll to 136.