Sarawak To Start Vaccinating Teens Under 18 Starting Wednesday, September 8th

Last week, it was announced that Sarawak is the first state in Malaysia to have vaccinated over 80% of its adult population and have successfully entered the endemic phase due to its high vaccination rate.

Now, Sarawak will start giving COVID-19 vaccinations to teenagers below the age of 18 starting this Wednesday (August 8th), says its Deputy Chief Minister, Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas. 

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According to BERNAMA, the State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) chairman said Sarawak is now finalising preparations to vaccinate the group.

“We are now making preparations to implement this as Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin announced that the nationwide programme would begin in Sarawak on Wednesday. 

“This is because Sarawak has reached its benchmark of 80% vaccinated adults,” he said in a statement on Sunday (September 5th). 

He also said that relevant details would be announced once the preparations had been made. 

Meanwhile, Uggah is again appealing to a small group of Sarawakians who had refused or are still reluctant to be vaccinated to do so immediately, explaining that those who are not vaccinated could endanger themselves and others around them. 

“This is more so now when we are experiencing more cases as well as the presence of the more infectious Delta variant,” he added.

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