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.