A total of 102 residents of Kampung Sahom in Kampar received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccination in line with the government’s recommendation.
Executive Councillor for Housing, Local Government and Tourism, Dato’ Nolee Ashilin binti Dato’ Mohammed Radzi explained that the government truly cares about residents outside the city, especially those in rural districts.
The administration of the Pfizer vaccine to 102 residents of Kampung Sahom today is the first initiative to be organised under the Kampar District Outreach Programme targeting the elderly.
“The first Vaccination Centre (PPV) at the Kampar District is established with a capacity of 500 doses of vaccine injections a day. We are in the midst of establishing a second PPV in Kampar at Kemas Gopeng which will begin operations on July 1 to provide 400 doses of vaccine injections a day.
“The programme will be continued throughout the village and at Kota Bharu Health Clinic in a period of another two weeks,” she said during the programme at Sahom Community Hall today (June 12).
The vaccination information of Kampar District till June 11 targets 80% of the total of 85,450 residents to receive the vaccine.
According to Nolee, the number of registrations for vaccination among the community via MySejahtera to date is under 50%. Thus, the state government is urging for more registrations.
“The state government has taken several initiatives to increase the capacity of vaccination from 800 doses a day to 15,000 doses a day.
“The community, especially residents in rural districts, are urged to register via the MySejahtera immediately and not to worry as the vaccine is safe and will not cause any severe complications,” she added.