MRCS in partnership with Shell conducts mobile vaccination for the rural communities in Sabah
Sep 15, 2021
Kuala Lumpur – The Malaysian Red Crescent (MRCS), in partnership with Shell Malaysia, was at Penempatan Telipok in Sabah recently to conduct mobile vaccination for the rural communities there. MRCS worked with the Sabah state Department of Health for this.
This initiative was made possible with the approximately RM4.2 million (USD1 million) donation from Shell to MRCS and MERCY Malaysia announced last month. The Shell partnership with MRCS and Mercy seeks to provide critical relief and assistance for vulnerable communities impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak across the country, as well as to support the national healthcare system in vaccination and provision of medical equipment.
Tan Sri Dr Jemilah Mahmood, MRCS’ National Honorary Advisor was present at Penempatan Telipok in support of this effort to help accelerate the vaccination rate in the country while fighting to curb the spread of the pandemic. She was part of the team that helped vaccinate the community in this area.
A total of 1,376 people were given the COVID-19 vaccine at Penempatan Telipok. In addition, 675 people from the Kinarut Settlement and 1021 individuals from Pulau Gaya received their vaccines as part of this vaccination outreach programme. This brings the total amount of vaccinated individuals to 3,072 across these three locations. Kampung Numbak will be the next location in Sabah to receive vaccinations from MRCS. It is crucial to ensure the vulnerable are protected and all eligible individuals are vaccinated.
Through this partnership with Shell Malaysia, MRCS is also supporting medical frontliners in providing care, and treatment for COVID-19 patients. Additionally, immediate food aid and care packages are also provided to communities in need and to those who have lost their source of income due to the pandemic.
Shell’s collaboration with MRCS and MERCY Malaysia covers states in Peninsular Malaysia, Sarawak and Sabah. It is undertaken in the spirit of cross-sector collaboration or a “whole-of-society” approach in the fight against COVID-19.
For more information on how Shell is supporting Malaysian communities in responding and recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit https://www.shell.com.my/covid19.
Volunteers getting consent from the individuals before the vaccination.
Volunteers walking into Penempatan Telipok, Sabah with the vaccines.
MRCS' National Advisor, Tan Sri Dr Jemilah Mahmood vaccinating the community in Penempatan Telipok.
MRCS Sabah Volunteer Team.
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