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Sarawak Allows Use of AstraZeneca Vaccine In Its Immunisation Rollout Plan

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KUCHING, May 18 — The COVID-19 Immunisation Task Force of Sarawak (CITF Sarawak) has decided to allow the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine, which is now called Vaxzevria, to complement the state’s vaccination rollout plan.

In a statement today, it said the decision was made after it heard the review and presentation by the Sarawak COVID-19 Vaccine Advisory Group (SCoVAG) which had recommended using Vaxzevria for Sarawak eligible population on a voluntary basis.

“The vaccine will be supplied to Sarawak through the coordination of the National COVID-19 Immunisation Task Force (National CITF) and will be offered to the eligible population on a voluntary ‘first come, first served’ – by appointment basis,” CITF Sarawak said.

It said separate designated vaccination centres would be set up and prepared to provide the AstraZeneca vaccine to those who agreed to accept it and their operations would be announced in due time.

“SCoVAG had recommended the use of the vaccine among those above 60 years old in the urban areas, based on the very low overall severe adverse events of 6.5 per million doses and the high benefit to risk ratio among those above 60 years old,” it said.

CITF Sarawak said the state had initially opted not to include AstraZeneca for its COVID-19 vaccination plan following the fear and hesitancy among the public after the federal government announced that the vaccine would be part of the nationwide immunisation plan

Following this situation, the federal government decided to take the vaccine out of the plan and offered it to those who volunteered to have it on the ‘first come, first served’ basis, which had received overwhelming responses in Selangor and Kuala Lumpur.

An online survey was also conducted by a Sarawak news portal which had shown that 69.4 per cent of 1,037 respondents were in favour of having the AstraZeneca vaccine given to Sarawakians, while 52.9 per cent of 1,040 respondents wanted to be vaccinated with it.

“Given this new insight and willingness of the people in Sarawak to have the choice of the AstraZeneca vaccine, the CITF Sarawak has agreed to let the vaccine be used in Sarawak on a voluntary, ‘first come, first served’ basis,” CITF Sarawak added.

Source: BERNAMA

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MySejahtera App Is Now Updated For Better Service, Vaccine Status Included

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MySejahtera is actually a mobile app developed by the Government of Malaysia to facilitate contact tracing efforts in response to the COVID-19 pandemic in Malaysia. The main goal is quick identification of persons who may have come into close contact with anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19. This helps to stop the spread of the infection.

MySejahtera was developed with the strategic cooperation of the National Security Council, the Health Ministry, the Malaysian Administrative Modernisation and Management Planning Unit and the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission. Since then, the app has been updated for better service.

According to Facebook that stated, “A new feature displaying vaccination status and risks on the MySejahtera homepage has been launched. People will start accepting this feature in stages. This is one of the efforts for us to live with COVID-19 more easily”.

Sources: Facebook Kementerian Kesihatan Malaysia.

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(Video) Love Your Body! These Are 5 Simple Ways To Take Care of Your Kidneys

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The kidneys are a pair of bean-shaped organs on either side of your spine, below your ribs, and behind your belly. Each kidney is roughly the size of a large fist. The kidneys’ main job is to filter blood. They remove wastes, control the body’s fluid balance, and keep the right levels of electrolytes. All of the blood in your body passes through them.

This is the reason why the kidneys are such an important organ in the human body. Because of the really vital and also hard function that the kidneys do, you should definitely take very great care of your kidneys. Once you have damaged your kidneys, it is hard to replace them. Better be safe than sorry. These are 5 simple ways to take care of it.

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Simple ways to take care of your precious kidneys in your body:

  1. Make sure to maintain your blood pressure low all the time.
  2. Reduce the salt intake in your life.
  3. Limit the medication that you take daily if possible.
  4. Have regular checkups on your kidneys.
  5. Drink plenty of plain water.

Sources: TikTok Rosniati Mohd Nor.

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(Video) Things You Need To Aware When Using ‘Sanitizer Spray Machine’!

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Living during this COVID-19 pandemic situation nowadays would definitely make every single person in this whole wide world be extra careful with their surrounding. Even though many people have decided on ordering things and also foods online rather than to go to the store itself, some self precaution steps must be taken to make sure the orders that arrived at our house are completely clean. This is why people get their hands on sanitizer spray machines.

This particular machine uses atomizers to disinfect any area. These sanitizer spray machines also would spray the disinfectants in a way that can kill the germs and viruses at any solid surface. But, little did a lot of people know, there are some important things that need to be aware of when using this machine. This video will explain it.

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These are some details that you should take note of when using the sanitizer spray machine:

  • If you use the wrong type of sanitizer with the sanitizer spray machine, it will tend to damage your respiratory system and also your lungs.
  • Use the suitable sanitizer that can be used with the sanitizer spray machine and the best option would be the non-alcohol sanitizer.
  • You should also wear your face mask when you are using the sanitizer spray machine.

Sources: TikTok Ben Low.

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