Speeches
The State Vaccination Programme Launching
Deliver on 27 Feb 2021

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YAB CHIEF MINISTER’S TEXT OF SPEECH AT

THE STATE VACCINATION PROGRAMME LAUNCHING

 

STADIUM PERPADUAN NEGERI

27TH FEBRUARI 2021 (10.30 A.M)

 

 

TESTIMONY

1. Seperti yang semua sedia maklum, saya telah menerima suntikan untuk dos pertama Vaksin Covid-19 (PFizer BioNTech) vaccine semalam di Klinik Kesihatan, Petra Jaya bersama Timbalan Ketua Menteri, Datuk Amar Awang Tengah dan Menteri Kerajaan Tempatan dan Perumahan, Profesor Dato Sri Dr Sim Kui Hian.

2. Setelah menerima dos pertama, kehadiran saya di sini pagi ini membuktikan suntikan vaksin tersebut selamat bagi mereka yang tiada isu kesihatan. Semalam baru dos pertama dan saya akan menerima dos kedua pada 19 Mac.

3. Oleh itu, pesanan saya kepada seluruh rakyat Sarawak – janganlah takut untuk mendaftar dan tampil bagi menerima suntikan vaksin Pfizer yang telah diluluskan oleh National Pharmaceutical Regulatory Agency (NPRA).

4. Daftarlah melalui applikasi MySejahtera yang boleh dimuat turun ke handphone anda, atau pergi ke pejabat daerah terdekat, klinik atau pusat kesihatan, atau Tuai Rumah, Ketua Kampong atau Kapitan di tempat anda.

 

SARAWAK VACCINATION PROGRAM

5. Sarawak mempunyai program untuk memberi vaksin kepada 2 juta rakyatnya yang layak dan juga 200,000 bukan-warga merangkumi 70 peratus penduduk negeri ini supaya mampu mencapai tahap “herd immunity”. Program tersebut akan dilaksanakan dalam tiga fasa dalam tempoh masa tujuh (7) bulan dari Februari hingga Ogos 2021 tertakluk kepada bekalan vaksin.

6. Hantaran pertama bagi Fasa Pertama untuk kegunaan Februari hingga Mac dengan jumlah 23,400 dos akan melibatkan pemberian suntikan kepada 11,700 petugas barisan hadapan (frontliners).

7. Bagi fasa pertama yang bermula pada 26 Februari sehingga 30 April, Sarawak akan menerima 87,750 dos bagi kegunaan 97,161 anggota.

8. Bagi Fasa Kedua, Sarawak akan menerima hantaran dengan jumlah 87,750 dos melibatkan 956, 435 orang penerima atau 72%, terdiri daripada kalangan warga yang lanjut umur dan kumpulan rentan pada April dan May.

9. Seterusnya, bagi Fasa Ketiga Sarawak akan menerima hantaran untuk kumpulan sasaran terdiri daripada 999,834 individu yang berumur 18 tahun ke atas atau 43% dalam tempoh masa antara Mei hingga Ogos.

10. The vaccine will be sent to 54 designated locations state-wide where the vaccination will be administered.

11. The execution of this program is a very difficult exercise as it requires extensive planning, and a lot manpower and logistics given the big size of the state. But I am confident that our State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) chairman, Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah and his highly dedicated team will be able to implement it with success.

 

VACCINATION PROGRAMS ACROSS COUNTRIES & IMPACT

12. While implementing our own vaccination program we are also looking at the implementation of similar programs in other parts of the world.

13. As far as the Pfizer vaccine is concerned, we are given to understand that the vaccine has been cleared for use across North America, Europe, Africa and the Middle East and vaccination campaigns have begun in at least 99 countries, including Malaysia.

14. For the record, since yesterday more than 218 million doses of the vaccines had been administered across the 99 countries. Reports in the US says the vaccination had reduced the overall attack rate to 4.6 % from 9 % without the vaccination, over 300 days.

15. The results indicate that vaccination can have a substantial impact in mitigating Covid-19 outbreak, even with limited protection against infection.

16. However, continued compliance with non-pharmaceutical interventions is essential to achieve this impact.

17. In the UK, new data by the Public Health England organisation shows that the first dose of the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine provides high level of protection against infection and symptomatic disease.

18. The vaccine is not a cure but a protection against potential infection that should help to break the chain of transmission of the corona virus.

 

CLOSING

19. I would like to reiterate that the state government will continue to do its utmost in protecting its people.

22. I must congratulate our SDMC and all frontliners for doing a splendid job. But the fight against the pandemic is everyone ‘s fight. Let us all unite in the battle.

24. LINDUNG DIRI. LINDUNG SEMUA.

 

Speeches By: YAB DATUK PATINGGI (DR) ABANG HAJI ABDUL RAHMAN ZOHARI BIN TUN DATUK ABANG HAJI OPENG