Search for 60,000 unvaccinated in K’gau
Published on: Wednesday, September 15, 2021
By: Johan Aziz
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KENINGAU: The Covid-19 Immunisation Special Task Force (CITF) will work to find more than 60,000 people or 38 per cent of the district's population who have not received the vaccine, said its Chairman, Walter Kenson.

He said the outreach programme continued to be carried out in an effort to find residents who have not yet to be vaccinated, especially those living in remote areas who lack or do not have internet access to register through the MySejahtera application, sick and the disabled (OKU).

"Although the Vaccination Centre (PPV) located in the district, Bingkor and Sook have opened for walk-ins, those who have not registered through MySejahtera did not do so," he said.

Speaking to reporters after the Outreach Vaccination programme held at the night market, he said the programme provides the opportunity to those who have yet to be vaccinated.

Walter, who is also District Officer, said CITF hopes to get those yet to be vaccinated to do so during the outreach programme but it will be a tough task as they are scattered throughout the district and difficult to contact.

“I have asked community leaders at the village level comprising Village Head and Chairmen of the Village Development and Security Committee (JPKK) to ensure that all their residents receive the vaccine.

"They should also report residents who have not received the vaccine yet to the CITF so that a we can send a team to get them vacinated," he said.

Walter believes that with the cooperation given by  grassroots leaders, village heads and JPKK Chairmen, the vaccination process will run smoothly.

He said for those who do not want to be vaccinated, community leaders and family members should try persuade them on the importance of the vaccine.

He said the CITF Secretariat here had made it easier for those who have yet to receive the vaccine by expanding it through unlimited mass walk-ins and this method is easier and effective for them to come to the Vaccination Centre (PPV) to receive the vaccine.

“At present, those who are registered through the MySejahtera application have all received their vaccines and for residents who have difficulty registering through MySejahtera,  they can call the hotline or WhatsApp 013-311613 for appointment.

“CITF Keningau is targeting the vaccination process in the district to be completed earlier than expected which is the second week of next month,” he said.

Walter, who is also the Chairman of the District Disaster Management Committee (JPBD), said a directive was sent to all heads of State and Federal Government departments, statutory bodies and agencies in the district to ensure only individuals who have completed two doses are allowed to deal with them physically.


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