Miri frontliners to get Covid-19 vaccine jabs from March 6

Lee (centre) and other government officers in Miri on a Zoom meeting with State Disaster Management Committee members this morning on the vaccine roll out.

MIRI (Mar 3): The first phase of the Covid-19 vaccination programme for frontliners here will begin on March 6, said Miri DIvision Disaster Management Committee minister-in-charge Datuk lee Kim Shin.

In a press statement today, Lee said the vaccination on Saturday will be carried out at Eastwood Valley Golf and Country Club (EVGCC) hall and Dewan Dato Permaisuri in Permyjaya from 3pm, adding that the second dose of the vaccine would be administered after 21 days.

He said the frontliners had been divided into two groups, the Health Ministry personnel and the non-Health Ministry personnel, and following the start of the programme, six vaccination centres will be opened here for them.

The vaccination centres for Health Ministry personnel will be at the Miri Hospital and Marudi Hospital; while the EVGCC hall, Dewan Dato Permaisuri, Marudi Civic Centre and Bekenu Community Hall would be for non-personnel.

The centres will be opened from 9am to 4pm with a break time between 1pm to 2pm.

Lee, who is the Transport Minister, said all departments have appointed a coordinating officer, who will notify those concerned on their appointment and location of the vaccination centre.

“The coordinating officers in all the frontline departments are urged to work closely with their department heads to communicate information and coordinate the vaccination activity,” said Lee.

Meanwhile, Lee said the date for the launch of Phase 2 of the vaccination programme for people above the age of 60 and those with comorbidities will be announced by the Health Ministry and the State Disaster Management Committee.

He reminded the public to continue to complying with the government’s Covid-19 preventive standard operating procedure (SOP) in order to return Miri to Green Zone status.

The Health Ministry categorises districts with no cases as green zone, those with one to 20 cases over a two-week period as yellow zone, from 21 to 40 as orange zone and 41 and above as red zone.

As of yesterday, Miri has a total of 832 Covid-19 cases and six deaths.

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