Covid-19: Almost 500 villagers at Tanjung Embang, Sarawak vaccinated


KUCHING: Nearly 500 villagers at Tanjung Embang near here received their second dose of a Covid-19 vaccine during an outreach programme on Saturday (July 10).

A 22-member team from the Bako health clinic set out early for the trip to Tanjung Embang, which included a short boat ride across the Sarawak River.

“We came as early as 7am to cross the river by boat as this area is not connected by road. We have to bring all our equipment, vaccines and other supplies by boat,” Dr Nor Izzah Fatihah Ikhwani said.

After arriving at the jetty, the team then travelled by van for about 20 minutes to reach the Tanjung Embang health clinic.

“There are seven villages here. Today we are giving the second dose to 498 recipients,” Dr Nor Izzah said.

She said it was more practical for the outreach team to go to Tanjung Embang than getting the villagers to travel to a vaccine administration centre elsewhere.

“We try to give our best to the people of Tanjung Embang so that they can be protected from Covid-19 through vaccination,” she added.

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