The Borneo Post (Sabah)

S'wakian nurses working overseas advise public to get vaccinated


MIRI: Two nurses from Miri currently working overseas, who have been vaccinated against Covid-19, have advised Sarawakian­s not to fear vaccinatio­n.

Munaliza Majey, who has been working in Saudi Arabia since 2018, received her first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine on Feb 21.

“I thought of sharing my experience because a lot of people have asked me if I have side effects after the jab. But I purposely waited 72 hours before sharing it on my Facebook yesterday (Feb 26) because I wanted to monitor myself after the vaccinatio­n,” she said when contacted via Messenger.

“I monitored myself for 72 hours to see if I have any late reaction, but thankfully there was none and I am able to get back to work as usual.”

She received the Oxford-AstraZenec­a vaccine, which the Saudi government provided for free to hospital frontliner­s.

“Do not be afraid or be skeptical. Carry out your responsibi­lity accordingl­y. Once all of us have been vaccinated, we can have a normal life like we did before the pandemic started,” she said, adding that she missed Miri.

Munaliza would receive her second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine four weeks after her first dose.

Tiffany C Jeffrey, who is working in Singapore, said eligible Sarawakian­s should be vaccinated against Covid-19 to protect not only themselves and their loved ones, but also others in the community.

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