Over 500 Kuala Perlis folk jabbed in special programme

KUALA PERLIS: More than 500 Kuala Perlis residents took advantage of a special Covid-19 vaccination programme which included walk-ins at Hotel Brasmana here.

The programme was held due to public concern over the slight increase in cases in Kuala Perlis.

Perlis state secretary Azman Mohd Yusof said this special programme yesterday provided an opportunity for those who had not yet received an appointment through MySejahtera to get their shots.

“The vaccination rate for the adult population (in the state), aged 18 and above, has reached 49.25% for those who have completed both doses; and 67.72% for the first dose,” he said at Hotel Brasmana yesterday.

The five-day special programme would benefit more than 2,000 Kuala Perlis residents.

Bernama found people arriving at 8am for the walk-in vaccination.

One of them, 48-year-old housewife Quek Slu Li said she had registered a few months ago through MySejahtera but had not received an appointment yet.

“My neighbour told me about this programme. We just needed to show our utility bills (as residential proof) to get the vaccine,” said the mother of two. — Bernama

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