IPOH: Sermons on the importance of vaccinations will be delivered at mosques in the state, says state executive councillor Mohd Akmal Kamaruddin.
The state health and environment committee chairman said the Perak government would be cooperating with the Islamic Religious Department on the matter.
In fact, during the latest Friday prayers, the main sermon text was on vaccinations, which was read at all mosques and surau in the state, he added.
“We will continue to ensure the topic is emphasised to create awareness of 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 yesterday.
The programme was held at the community hall of Kampung Ulu Chepor Tambahan, where unused electronics waste was collected.
Also present were Ipoh mayor Datuk Rumaizi Baharin and state Environment Department director Rosli Zul.
Mohd Akmal said 9,892 people had been vaccinated in Perak as of March 5.
He said various platforms were now available for people to register for the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme.
“Manual registration is also available, especially for rural areas; village chiefs are aware of the process.
“Thus, more people must register for the programme as we need some 80% of the community to get vaccinated, ” he said.