Sibu Covid-19 vaccination centre to move to bigger premises to ramp up vaccine roll-out


SIBU: The Covid-19 vaccination centre at the Rejang Medical Centre will increase the number of doses administered from the current 400 doses per day to 1,000 doses per day.

This comes as the vaccinations will be shifted from its current premises to the Civic Centre on June 21.

Rejang Medical Center general manager Anne Lau said, in a statement Thursday (June 17), that the move would allow them to ramp up operations to help meet the national vaccination roll-out targets.

“We’re pleased to be chosen as a vaccination centre, as a reflection of our commitment towards serving the Sarawak Central region,” she said.

Lau was proud of her vaccination team, who had worked over the past four weeksto optimise the flow of vaccine administration, so it could be given in a safe and timely manner.

“I like to thank Dr Annuar Rapaee and his team who have been working tirelessly to hasten the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme roll-out; and the Sibu Division Resident’s Office for letting the Civic Centre be used for this task,” she said.

Lau added that they would continue to closely adhere to the standard operating procedures set by the Health Ministry during the transition to the new location, which will continue to run from Mondays to Fridays.

“Registration for the vaccines needs to be first made through the MySejahtera application,” she reminded.

Members of the public are advised not to visit the center without a prior appointment as walk-ins are not accommodated at this time.

Lau advised those who have vaccination appointments to arrive just 15 minutes before their appointment time to allow for registration and prevent overcrowding at the venue.

“We understand that there is a huge urgency within the community to get vaccinated, which is why we are expanding our vaccination programme. However, it is still important that standard precautions of mask wearing, hand hygiene and physical distancing remain part of our daily lives until we have this pandemic under control.” she added.

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