Spirits can get their jab too


Quirky paraphernalia: Shieh showing his handmade ‘Hell Covid-19 Vaccine’ set for the Hungry Ghost Festival at his shop in Taman Ehsan Jaya, Johor Baru. He came up with the idea after reading heart-wrenching recollections of those who lost their loved ones before they could get inoculated. — THOMAS YONG/The Star

JOHOR BARU: With Covid-19 vaccination on most people’s minds these days, a prayer paraphernalia shop here has created handmade paper vaccines so that spirits in the afterlife can be part of the “vaccination” process too.

Shop owner Raymond Shieh said the idea came to him after reading many heart-wrenching recollections of those who lost their loved ones before they had a chance to be inoculated.

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