Elderly twins happy to reunite at vaccination centre

AFTER being separated for over a year due to the pandemic, a pair of septuagenarian twin sisters reunited at the vaccination centre (PPV) for their Covid-19 vaccines.

Both Rokiah Ab Rahim and Rosaiah, 74, from Masjid Tanah in Melaka, have been staying at home since the Covid-19 pandemic started early last year as both of them have hypertension and use wheelchairs, Harian Metro reported.

“My vaccination appointment was scheduled today while my younger sister, who should have gotten hers earlier, had turned it down twice due to some concerns.

“But seeing our other siblings who have been vaccinated and with their encouragement, she eventually agreed to take the jab.

“We never expected to get vaccinated on the same day and to meet each other, ” enthused Rokiah, who is the eldest of nine siblings.

Living about 6km apart, both sisters were all smiles after rolling up their sleeves at the UiTM Melaka PPV in Lendu, Alor Gajah.

Rosiah said they were thankful for their niece who drove them to the PPV.

“Before this, I refused the vaccination twice because I was afraid and worried about my health condition.

“But I got better and was ready for it, ” she said, adding that the encouragement from her other siblings helped her muster the courage after realising the importance to be inoculated.

> The daily also reported that Sarawak would use helicopters into the state’s interior to pursue the target of vaccinating 80% of the people by August.

Sarawak Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg said the cost would be borne by the state government.

He said the mobile vaccination teams would also be using river transportation to reach settlements inaccessible by road.

“We have made some adjustments according to the needs of each place, especially in rural areas.

“We will administer the vaccine shot first before registering because we want to speed up the vaccination process, ” he said.

● The above article is compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with this ' >'sign, it denotes a separate news item.

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