I have expressed my willingness to be first in the state to be given the Covid-19 vaccine jabs in answering the calls for politicians and elected people’s representatives to be vaccinated first to ensure the vaccine’s efficacy.
I have mentioned this to our local media friends during our engagement in yesterday's function at the Ministry of Youth and Sports (MYSS) office in Bangunan Baitul Makmur II, Petra Jaya and I have told them it was a good suggestion since politicians were the ones who would always have public engagements and meetings with the people.
Apart from the frontliners like healthcare workers, the police and also teachers to be among the first to be vaccinated, I would love to have the vaccine first as a politician but I also hoped for the opposition not to make an issue or “spin the matter” out of the calls for politicians to be among the first to be vaccinated.
Recently, our Minister of Local Government and Housing, YB Dato Sri Dr Sim Kui Hian had had said the first batch of Covid19 vaccines from Pfizer will be received at the end of this month and in March and the vaccines shots will go to some 90,000 frontliners in the state first. According to him, the whole process of the vaccination programme in the state might take at least six months due to the state’s large land size. Of course the priority would also be given to high-risk groups, including the elderly as well as those suffering from diabetes, high blood pressure and other pre-existing medical conditions.