LOCAL government and housing minister Datuk Seri Dr Sim Kui Hian has reiterated the state government’s commitment that all Sarawakian will have access to theCovid-19 vaccine once available.
He said the vaccine would be made available to Sarawakians in batches, with the first batch expected in the first quarter of next year, Borneo Post reported.
“We have to engage medical experts to assess whether which age group is more suitable to the vaccine because certain vaccine may not be efficient to certain group,” he said when met by journalists after attending a function at the Kidney Association of Sarawak (KAS)-National Kidney Foundation (NKF) Dialysis Centre at Jalan Tun Ahmad Zaidi Adruce here.
Earlier, Dr Sim witnessed the handover of RM40,000 from OCBC Bank Kuching Branch to Rotary Club of Kuching (RCK) and KAS for a new haemodialysis machine for a new haemodialysis centre in Kota Samarahan that is expected to be operational soon.
Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin yesterday announced that Putrajaya had signed a preliminary agreement with pharmaceutical company Pfizer to procure 12.8 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine to meet the immunisation needs of 20 per cent or 6.4 million Malaysians.