IPOH: The Perak government will cooperate with the Islamic Religious Department to ensure sermons on the importance of taking vaccinations are emphasised, says Mohd Akmal Kamaruddin.
The state Health and Environment Committee chairman said at the last Friday prayers, the main sermon text was on vaccination that was presented at all mosques and surau in the state.
“We will continue to ensure that the topic is emphasised, to create awareness on taking the vaccines to protect ourselves, and others around us.
“This is among the efforts taken by the state government to provide accurate information on vaccines against false news spread by anti-vaccine groups, ” he told reporters after launching an e-waste collection programme here Saturday (March 6).
The programme was held at the community hall of Kampung Ulu Chepor Tambahan.
Also present was Ipoh City Council mayor Datuk Datuk Rumaizi Baharin, and state Environment Department director Rosli Zul.
Mohd Akmal added that as of March 5, a total of 9,892 people have been vaccinated in the state.
He said various platforms are now available for people to register for the vaccination programme.
“Manual registration is also available especially for rural areas, where the chiefs are aware on the process.
“Thus more people must register for the programme, as we need some 80% of the community to get vaccinated, ” he added.