KUCHING: Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg will kick-start the state immunisation programme tomorrow.

He will be the first person in the state to be injected with the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine at the Petra Jaya Health Clinic here. He is expected to receive the vaccine shot at 3pm.

Among those who will receive the vaccine shots after Abang Johari will be his deputy and Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) chairman Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas; SDMC advisor and Local Government and Housing Minister Datuk Seri Dr Sim Kui Hian and State Health Department director Dr Chin Zin Hing.

Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin was the first Malaysian to be vaccinated with the vaccine. He received the shot at the Putrajaya Health Office in Precinct 11, Putrajaya on Wednesday.

Today’s state-level launch is made possible following the arrival of the first batch of 23,400 Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine doses on Wednesday evening.