WhatsApp set up to speed up vaccination in Kota Belud


KOTA KINABALU: A WhatsApp group to make registration for vaccination easier has been set up by the Kota Belud people’s service centre.

Kota Belud MP Munirah Majilis said it is hoped that more people would be able to get their vaccination faster through this dedicated WhatsApp group.

She said the service centre members will help coordinate vaccination efforts with health officials.

“I received many complaints from those who have registered for vaccination, some as far as three months back, but have yet to get any update on their status, ” she said in a statement here Thursday (June 10).

Munirah said from the information gathered, some 13, 530 people have registered to get their Covid-19 vaccine in Kota Belud, but only about 2, 000, including frontliners, have got their doses.

She said Kota Belud is able to vaccinate up to 1, 000 people each day.

“With the 74, 400 eligible recipients in Kota Belud, we estimate it would take some 150 days to get every one of them vaccinated, ” said Munirah, who added the names gathered via the WhatsApp group will be forwarded to the district Health Department every day.

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