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Sarawak is the first state to give out the fourth dose, starting 22 April

The qualified individuals are urged to take the booster shot to reduce complication
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Health ministry staff preparing the vaccine during the vaccination programme for frontliners and workers in Quarantine and Low Risk Treatment Centre (PKRC) in MAEPS on March 05.—AZMAN GHANI/The Star

Sarawak is ready to be the first state to administer the second Covid-19 booster vaccination starting on Friday, 22 April.

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Individuals who are qualified for the shot are 60 years old with high-risk comorbidities as well as moderately or severely immunocompromised individuals aged 12 and above.

Deputy Premier Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas

It is encouraged for those who are qualified and interested in getting the shots to contact their vaccination centers at government clinics, private hospitals, and private clinics in setting the appointment.

Telephone numbers can be obtained through Sarawak Health Department’s Facebook page and it goes directly in helping to solve any curiosity.

As of 19 April, Sarawak recorded a total of 1,637,167 or 90 percent of qualified individuals in the state who already had received their first booster dose.

Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin has announced that anyone aged 60 and up with medical issues would now be able to get a second booster dose of the vaccine if they wait at least four to six months after the first dosage.

Since there is a rise in death cases among individuals aged 60 and above who have serious medical conditions, a scientific study and a Malaysian cohort study by the Technical Working Group (TWG) panel came out with a solution that could improve the situation.

Nurul Izzah
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