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Nurul Syahriza Sri Muhammad, 20, and husband Mohd Danial, 24, posing with Jalur Gemilang after they received their second dose at Kampung Malaysia Tambahan. — LOW LAY PHON/The Star

FULLY vaccinated, but still fully cautious.

That was the general sentiment of residents at Kampung Malaysia Tambahan in Cheras, Kuala Lumpur, who received their second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine through the Federal Territories Ministry’s MyMedic@Wilayah Vaccine Truck programme which ended on Saturday.

Many residents from nearby Kampung Malaysia Raya and Razak Mansion told StarMetro that although fully vaccinated, they were in no hurry to go out and would continue to adhere to standard operating procedures (SOP).

“I have two young children so even though my wife and I are fully vaccinated, we will still be extra careful,” said Mohd Afnan Farhan, 31, from Kampung Malaysia Raya.

S. Selvi, 45, who lives in Razak Mansion, said: “I am fully vaccinated but I will avoid dine-in at eateries until the Covid-19 infection rate drops significantly.

“I am not taking any chances because I live with my mother and aunt.

“We will still be extra vigilant and follow the SOP,” she added.

Meanwhile, Roslan Mahmud from Kampung Malaysia Raya said he would wait at least two to three months before considering dining in at eateries with his family.

Mohd Afnan says he is in no hurry to dine in restaurants despite being fully vaccinated.Mohd Afnan says he is in no hurry to dine in restaurants despite being fully vaccinated.

“I miss dine-in and window shopping, but this is about my family’s safety so I would rather be safe than sorry,” said the father of three.

The MyMedic@Wilayah Vaccine Trucks dispensed their final doses to residents in Kampung Malaysia Tambahan, Kampung Malaysia Raya, Razak Mansion, PPR Kampung Muhibbah, PPR Batu Muda, PPR Beringin, PPR Intan Baiduri, PPR Sri Sabah and PPR Desa Tun Razak.

The programme began on June 7 at PPR Kampung Muhibbah.

To celebrate National Day, those who received their second dose were presented with Jalur Gemilang, courtesy of Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) and many took the opportunity to pose with the national flag after completing their vaccination.

Kuala Lumpur achieved its herd immunity target last week after 85% of the city’s adult population were vaccinated against Covid-19.

Over 168,000 residents, mostly senior citizens, the infirm and persons with disabilities were inoculated under the mobile vaccination programme.

The campaign was a collaboration between Federal Territories Ministry, Health Ministry, DBKL and the Federal Territories Foundation.

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