Today (June 11) saw 102 out of the total 123 media practitioners of Perak being vaccinated at several Vaccination Centres (PPV) throughout the state.
Journalist of Ipoh Echo, 25-year-old Soo Wai Ling, said that the vaccination provides relief as media practitioners are frontliners who constantly face various risks while performing their duties.
“I would like to extend my utmost gratitude to the Perak State Health Department and COVID-19 Immunisation Task Force (CITF) for facilitating the vaccination for the media practitioners of the state.
“We are also thankful to the federal government for their care in listening to our voices and speeding up the vaccination.
“The vaccination will further strengthen our confidence in performing daily duties. Although we all know that the injection does not guarantee that one would not be infected by COVID-19, the probability of complications faced would be less severe should any infection happen,” she said after receiving her first dose at the PPV at Stadium Indera Mulia.
Another media practitioner from Berita Harian, 36-year-old Balqis Jazimah Zahari, shared that all staff members and volunteers at the PPV performed their duties in a professional manner in facilitating the vaccination for members of the public.
“The crew and volunteers are friendly and efficient. The whole procedure took no more than 30 minutes. Congratulations on the excellent management,” she enthused.
It is understood that the media practitioners received the Comirnaty (Pfizer- BioNTech) vaccine and will complete the second dose on July 2. Recipients were made up of journalists, photographers and cameramen among others from various agencies.