SIBU, June 28  — Coordinator of Sibu Division Disaster Management Committee Dr Annuar Rapaee has refuted the allegation that the COVID-19 vaccine dispensed at the Sibu Islamic Welfare Trust Board (LAKIS) vaccination centre at the An-Nur Mosque was only given to voters in Nangka state constituency.

He said the five-day vaccination process which ended yesterday also involved non-voters, including committee members of houses of worship in Sibu, food delivery riders, students awaiting offers to pursue tertiary education and bedridden patients at home.

“The allegation is an attempt to create an unhealthy perception on us because, throughout the five-day vaccination process, many of Sibu residents who are not registered voters for Nangka constituency were also called to receive the vaccine,” he said in a Facebook post today.

Dr Annuar who is also Nangka assemblyman, however, admitted that there were weaknesses in the vaccination process as a number of residents were not listed in the vaccine recipients’ list.

Nevertheless, he said that efforts were being done to get them vaccinated as soon as possible.

During the process, over 2,900 residents received their first jab of the vaccine at the PPV.


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