Vaccine arrives in Sandakan
Published on: Sunday, February 28, 2021
By: Bernama
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SANDAKAN: The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine destined for personnel conducting the first phase of the 2021 National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme in Sandakan arrived here safely, Saturday.

Sandakan District Police Chief ACP Mohd Azhar Hamin, who is also the Sandakan Disaster Management Committee Deputy Chairman, said the vaccine was sent overland from Kota Kinabalu at 8.35am and arrived in Telupid, here, around 10.45am after travelling some 226 kilometres.

“Then the team from the Sandakan district police headquarters and the Sandakan Duchess of Kent Hospital (DOKH) made the 120km trip to Telupid to bring the vaccine home.

“A team comprising three police officers and six personnel, as well as four hospital officials, set off from Telupid at 11.35am and arrived at DOKH around 1.10pm and the vaccine was immediately kept in a storage room at the hospital under tight police security,” he said when met, here, Saturday.

Mohd Azhar also thanked road users who lent their cooperation to ensure the smooth delivery of the vaccine to the hospital.

The State-level National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme will be launched by Chief Minister Datuk Hajiji Mohd Noor, who will be the first vaccine recipient in the State on March 4.


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