IPOH: A 100-year-old woman, who was unable to travel all the way to Kuala Lumpur – after her grandchild had registered her there for her Covid-19 vaccination, managed to receive her first dose at a vaccination centre here instead.
Leong See Lan arrived at Stadium Indera Mulia nearly at closing time at 4pm Thursday (June 17) with her 83-year-old relative, hoping to get vaccinated despite not being registered here in the state, and after missing her appointment date in May.
Thanks to the Ipoh Timur MCA team stationed at the stadium, they had helped facilitate the process, despite the last-minute walk-in.
Its chief Tony Khoo said looking at Leong’s age, they managed to request the centre for some leeway.
“The administration representatives at the centre were really helpful, and they allowed her to get vaccinated.
“I am really hoping people will follow her example to register themselves for the vaccination,” he added.
Leong’s relative K.C. Wong, who brought her to the centre, said her children were all living overseas, and one of her grandchildren had registered her in Kuala Lumpur.
“With her age and health, it is not viable to travel so far, so I brought her to the centre, hoping for a solution.
“The MCA team present were really helpful and they assisted us.
“I also would like to thank the centre representatives who made it possible for Leong to get her first dose,” he added.