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LABUAN, Oct 22 -- Senator Datuk Bashir Alias and Labuan MP Datuk Rozman Isli led a group of non-healthcare frontliners and media fraternity to receive their COVID-19 booster shot this afternoon.
Earlier today, Chief Secretary to the Government Tan Sri Mohd Zuki Ali, Federal Territories Ministry secretary-general Datuk Seri Rosida Jaafar, Sabah Police Commissioner Datuk Idris Abdullah and Labuan COVID-19 Immunisation Task Force chairman Rithuan Ismail had also received their booster shots at the Membedai Health Clinic here.
At least 2,500 non-healthcare frontliners from the Labuan Disaster Management Committee, government enforcement agencies, police and local media would be inoculated over two weeks before the focus shifts to some 16,000 individuals with comorbidities.
Labuan Health Department director Dr Ismuni Bohari said the first phase of booster shots was launched on Oct 4, with 1, 290 healthcare personnel receiving their jabs.
“More than 20, 000 people will receive the COVID-19 booster shots under a three-phase exercise, and we expect to complete them by end of the year or early next year,” he said, adding the booster shots would also be made available at all private clinics via appointments.