Members of the Legislative Council (LegCo) Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Pendikar Alam Dato Paduka Seri Haji Hasrin bin Dato Paduka Haji Sabtu and Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Putera Maharaja Dato Paduka Awang Haji Abdul Ghani bin Pehin Datu Pekerma Dewa Dato Paduka Haji Abdul Rahim received their first dose of Moderna vaccine at the Pengiran Isteri Hajjah Mariam (PIHM) Hospital in Temburong District yesterday.
Both LegCo members were joined by their family members.
Following the COVID-19 vaccination, Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Pendikar Alam Dato Paduka Seri Haji Hasrin who is 67 said, “I didn’t feel any pain during the vaccination. Getting vaccinated is important to protect the safety of ourselves, our loved ones as well as the public.
“The vaccination is free therefore I urge people who are eligible to come forward to get vaccinated”.
Meanwhile, Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Putera Maharaja Dato Paduka Haji Abdul Ghani said, “Alhamdulillah, the vaccination process felt like a normal injection. There was nothing to be afraid of.
“Maybe we doubt the safety of the vaccine due to fake viral messages regarding its negative effects. But the vaccine is actually a safe and effective method of protecting ourselves, our family and the community from COVID-19”.
According to the Ministry of Health (MoH), as of June 23, 8,302 senior citizens (60 years and above) have been vaccinated.
The MoH is urging eligible individuals in phase one and phase two of the National Vaccination Programme to come forward and receive the jab.
The first phase of the programme targets frontliners, senior citizens and students pursuing studies abroad, while the second phase is for teachers, childcare staff and adults with chronic disease.
The MoH called on the public to ensure their BruHealth accounts have been authenticated and to update personal information (identity card number, telephone and address) in their Bru-HIMS accounts at government clinics or hospitals.
Potential recipients are advised to book vaccination slots through the BruHealth app.
For information, visit the MoH’s website at www.moh.gov.bn or call the Health Advice Line at 148.