KOTA KINABALU: Delivery drivers, riders and related staff should be placed in the priority vaccination group after frontliners and the elderly get their jabs, says Datuk Richard Yong We Kong.
The Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) secretary-general said e-hailing and food delivery workers were frequently in contact with many people in different areas daily.
"They are also prone to gather in groups when waiting for orders. They should also be put on the priority list to be vaccinated," he said in a statement.
He said that with more vaccine doses available, the Sabah Covid-19 Immunisation Task Force chaired by the state secretary needed to focus on people whose work involves high mobility and wide-ranging contacts.
Yong said that if all on-call or traditional taxi drivers are vaccinated, they will be able to operate with more flexibility and passengers will feel at ease.
According to Sabah e-hailing Drivers Association (Sehda) records, there are currently about 10, 000 e-hailing drivers registered in the state, most in urban areas.