SOME 35 senior citizens in Pasir Pinji, Ipoh received mooncakes and lanterns from Ipoh City Council (MBI) as a gesture of appreciation for getting vaccinated.
Ipoh city councillor Dr Richard Ng said it was part of the city council’s “MBI Caring” programme to encourage more people to register and get vaccinated.
“This is the second time we have carried out such a programme.
“According to statistics, 39% of adults in Perak have been fully vaccinated and we want to help increase the number and vaccination rate,” he said, adding that the programme was held in conjunction with the Mid-Autumn Festival, which would be celebrated on Sept 21.
“We carried out a house-to-house registration campaign prior to this and more than 1,500 folk have benefitted from it,” he added.
Ng said he would continue with the programme until herd immunity is achieved.
“Once we achieve herd immunity, many economic sectors can reopen and more people will be employed once again,” he said.
Apart from mooncakes and lanterns, the senior citizens also received groceries to help reduce their financial burden.
Additionally, Lions Club of Perak Silver State contributed face masks and hand sanitisers to all recipients.