Volunteers help 5,000 register for Covid-19 vaccination

Foong (right) helping a resident register for the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme near the Menglembu wet market.

BATU Gajah MCA and Menglembu Village Development and Security Committee (JPKK) have registered about 5,000 people for the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme.

The two parties have been jointly holding a campaign to help people register for the immunisation since March 12.

Batu Gajah MCA assistant secretary Foong Lai Kien said the campaign was held near the Menglembu wet market every Sunday from 7am to 10am.

“We have set up tables to help those who need assistance in getting registered, ” she said.

However, because of the spike in Covid-19 cases in Ipoh, they may not be there on some weekends.

“We will still try to hold it every week, if possible.

“We will put up posters and share messages to inform people before holding a session, ” said Foong who is also JPKK secretary.

She said those who sought their assistance included senior citizens and people without smartphones who are not IT savvy.

“It is our aim to ensure everyone in Menglembu is registered for the programme.

“By undergoing vaccination, they will have better protection against the virus.

“We all need to be protected and fight against Covid-19, ” she said.

Foong added that the people were also reminded never to pay for registration or the immunisation.

Apart from the Covid-19 registration process, single mothers and others requiring help will also be attended to.

For details, call Foong at 016-723 7685 or Phoon Khai Mun at 016-504 8733. — By IVAN LOH

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