Covid-19: Retired teacher urges people to register and get vaccinated


Tanggulon Sugawan and Bubuloh Kikiu after completing their Covid-19 vaccine shots.

KOTA KINABALU: People should get vaccinated and not listen to fake news, says 84-year-old retired teacher Tanggulon Sugawan.

He urged everyone - especially the elderly and those in high-risk group in Sook - to register for the vaccination and to go for it.

Tanggulon added that there is an increasing number of new Covid-19 cases as well as the spread of new variants, posing more health risks to the community.

“We must play our part by getting vaccinated and building immunity in our community,” he said.

Tanggulon also reminded the public to always follow SOPs such as putting on face masks, maintaining physical distancing and keeping clean at all times, especially when around other people.

“We have not won yet,” he said.

Tanggulon and his 84-year-old wife Bubuloh Kikiu both said that they were glad when they were called to receive their first vaccine dose in June, as it meant that their wait was over.

The couple from Kg Tulid in Sook were called to have their first dose on June 24 and their second dose on July 15.

“Nogonop akai no duo dos sungkit vaksin Covid-19 (we’ve completed two doses of the Covid-19 vaccination jab)," said Tanggulon after his shot at the Sook Community Hall.

He later added that despite having minor effects such as soreness and a little bit of pain at the injected arm, the couple still could carry out their normal chores such as farming and cleaning.

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