Brunei: Over 2,000 roll sleeves up for vaccine opt-in programme


BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, May 11 (Borneo Bulletin/ANN): Since the May 6 commencement of the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine opt-in programme, 2,013 individuals have been inoculated nationwide.

A total of 678 individuals were administered the vaccine at the Indoor Stadium in Brunei -Muara District yesterday, while Belait District recorded 110, Tutong District 66, and Temburong District 44.

Slots for the AstraZeneca vaccine are currently offered to individuals aged 18 and above on a voluntary basis.

These additional slots are limited and available only from May 6-29.

Individuals who reserve a slot via the BruHealth app will be assured of the reservation and given priority.

The vaccination centres are the Indoor Stadium of the Hassanal Bolkiah National Sports Complex, Suri Seri Begawan Hospital in Kuala Belait, Pengiran Muda Mahkota Pengiran Muda Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah Hospital in Tutong and Pengiran Isteri Hajjah Mariam Hospital in Temburong.

The Ministry of Health (MoH) emphasised that the vaccination is a safe and effective method to protect ourselves, families and the community against Covid-19.

The MoH reassures the public that vaccine safety is of utmost priority, and measures are in place to minimise the risks associated with vaccine use. - Borneo Bulletin/ANN

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