LABIS folk are hoping the government will set up vaccination centres there as soon as possible to speed up the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme.
Labis MCA deputy chief Tan Chong (pic) said so far, the residents of Labis — located in the Segamat district — had yet to receive their vaccination, causing many to feel worried about the worsening Covid-19 situation.
He called on the federal and state governments to consider his suggestion to set up vaccination centres in Labis in order to achieve herd immunity soon.
“There have been many Covid-19 cases in Labis of late with most of the positive cases involving youths.
“This has added to the residents’ worries as they are already feeling helpless and anxious over the slow progress of the vaccination drive.
“I have also received a lot of enquiries lately from people who want to know when they will be vaccinated,” he said.
According to recent news reports, Malaysia will be receiving 12 million doses of China’s Sinovac vaccines by July this year, which could be given to six million people.
“This is equivalent to about 18% of the domestic population who will benefit from it.
“Aside from obtaining approval from the World Health Organisation, the Sinovac vaccines can also be stored more easily compared to other vaccines.
“The medical facilities in Labis are well- equipped to store and administer the vaccine,” he said.