JOHOR BARU: The Johor royal family continues to push for all Johoreans to be vaccinated.
The latest to make the call was Tunku Mahkota Johor Tunku Ismail Ibni Sultan Ibrahim, who visited the Mega Vaccination Centre (PPV) at Persada Johor Convention Centre on Thursday (June 24), to observe the operation of the Covid-19 vaccination programme.
He said that some 3,000 people have been receiving Covid-19 vaccine at the Mega PPV here every day since it started operating on June 7.
"I am aware of the rakyat's concern about access to vaccines and I am confident in the efforts of the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme in ensuring an adequate supply of vaccines for all Bangsa Johor.
"It is very important for us to achieve herd immunity in order to curb the spread of this pandemic," he said in a post on his Facebook page.
He also urged all Johoreans to register for the Covid-19 vaccine.
"To all Johoreans, I urge you to register for the Covid-19 vaccine.
"Vaccination has been proven to effectively reduce the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic and if herd immunity is achieved in the near future, then our lives can return to normal and Johor’s economic recovery can begin," he said.
He also congratulated non-government organisation (NGO) Southern Volunteers for their efforts in assisting frontliners in the operation of PPVs across Johor.
"This is the spirit of volunteerism that should be emulated by all levels of society, especially the youth. Continue this noble duty and may you all be healthy and safe while performing your duties. Allah Peliharakan Sultan," he said.
On Wednesday (June 23), Johor Ruler Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar expressed disappointment with the slow rate of Covid-19 vaccinations in the state.
“I feel the vaccination rate is still too slow and needs to be accelerated urgently. I hope the Federal Government can also increase vaccine supplies to Johor.
“The state government machinery is prepared to deliver 50,000 jabs a day, with the aim of vaccinating 50% of Johor’s population within two months,” His Majesty said in a statement posted on Sultan Ibrahim’s official Facebook page here.