SIBU: A total of 6,600 doses of vaccination were administered on Wednesday (June 23), the highest so far in this district.
Sibu Division disaster management committee coordinator Dr Annuar Rapaee attributed the achievement to the hard work of all the frontliners involved after witnessing the trial run at the vaccination centre (PPV) at Universiti College of Technology (UCTS).
The target to achieve herd immunity in the Sibu Division was to get 70% or 190,000 of the population jabbed by the end of August, he said.
On the PPV at UCTS, he said more than 14,000 people had registered for the vaccine.
"The full scale of the operation (begins) next Monday and we are aiming to administer up to 1,000 doses per day. The recipients are workers from big and small industries that cover every sector of the economy," he said.
This PPV, he said, was set up through the collaboration of UCTS, SEGi University and Pansar Holdings Berhad where each of them deployed employees to help out.
Pansar Holdings Bhd managing director Datuk Jason Tai said the purpose of setting up the PPV was to expedite vaccination of the people.
"We are fortunate to have volunteers from these three organisations as we are not using the existing government resources including those from private clinics.
"The vaccination part is done by nursing staff from SEGi University Sibu campus while other volunteers are from Pansar and UCTS," he said.
The 14,000 voluntary vaccine recipients are from 20 companies in the town.