KOTA KINABALU: Sabah needs a consistent and adequate supply of Covid-19 vaccines, says former deputy chief minister Datuk Christina Liew (pic).
She said the Federal government must ensure that Sabah gets an adequate supply of Covid-19 vaccines, especially when the country receives a fresh vaccine consignment next month.
"It would defeat the purpose of getting people to register for vaccination by the thousands, only to make them wait indefinitely for their appointment schedule as had been reported by affected registrants.
"This uncertain situation should not arise if we have a sufficient supply of vaccines at our disposal for us to do the needful towards achieving herd immunity by year's end as planned," said Liew in a statement on Wednesday (June 23).
The Tawau MP said that it was necessary for the government to achieve its target of fully vaccinating 10% of Malaysia's population against the deadly virus by mid-July, and for 80% of Malaysians to have received their vaccinations by the end of the year under the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme.
She said Chief Minister Datuk Seri Hajiji Noor had expressed confidence that the state can achieve its target of vaccinating 30,000 people daily from next month onwards.