Brunei begins second phase of Covid-19 vaccination drive


The second phase of Brunei's vaccination programme will run parallel with the first phase for frontliners, students going abroad and senior citizens aged 60 and above. - BB

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN (Borneo Bulletin/ANN): The second phase of Brunei Darussalam’s Covid-19 vaccination programme for teachers, childcare staff and adults at high risk or suffering from chronic diseases commenced on Monday (June 21), at nationwide inoculation centres.

The second phase of the programme will run parallel with the first phase for frontliners, students going abroad and senior citizens aged 60 and above.

Yesterday, scores of people lining up to receive their first shots were inoculated with the Moderna vaccine, which arrived in the country from Spain on Sunday.

One of them was 79-year-old Kon Kui Lan, who told the Bulletin, “It was so quick and painless, I didn’t realise that it was already over.”

Another recipient, Selina Lim, said, “If we are entitled to the jab, then just take it. We have to do our part in protecting others.”

Han, 62, who decided to go to the Indoor Stadium of the Hassanal Bolkiah National Sports Complex at the last minute, said, “I didn’t feel any pain at all, during the jab. The process was very smooth.”

As of June 2021, nearly more than 200 million doses of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine have been administered worldwide. Moderna will be offered to the citizens and residents of Brunei in phases.

The Ministry of Health (MoH) announced that those that receive ‘Covid-19 Vaccination Participation Information Sheet’ after clicking ‘enter’ on the Covid-19 Vaccination section on BruHealth app does not mean they are eligible to reserve a slot for vaccination.

After clicking ‘confirm’, there will be a list of registered users in the app. If there is a ‘1st Dose – Not Booked’, it means the user is authenticated and can proceed in booking a slot.

Those with ‘1st Dose’ but without ‘Not Booked’, means they are not aunthenticated and should do so in the app. Users that are ‘greyed out’ are not eligible to receive Covid-19 vaccine yet.

Users needing assistance in authentication can call 24-hour Darussalam line at 123 or Health Advice Line 148 during office hours. - Borneo Bulletin/Asia News Network

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