A recent survey conducted by the Ministry of Health Malaysia found that only 67% of respondents accept the COVID-19 vaccine. In light of this, SEGi has decided to step forward to help create awareness of the COVID-19 vaccination. SEGi University’s Sibu Clinical Campus is playing a pivotal role in vaccine acceptance efforts. The Faculty commissioned the ‘Let’s go for Vaccine’ video to inform and educate about COVID -19 vaccinations at the grassroots level. This effort to ensure that as many as possible get vaccinated when it is offered.
“As educators in the field of medicine, SEGi would like to play an active role in helping to provide the necessary info regarding the COVID-19 vaccination. We are pleased to present the ‘Let’s go for Vaccine’ video together with industry leaders and experts, ranging from doctors, healthcare professionals, and their family members. The video which emphasises the importance of the vaccination can reach out and touch the hearts of many, especially at the grassroots level,” said Professor Dr Mohamad Raili bin Suhaili, Dean, Faculty of Medicine SEGi University.
Professor Dr Mohamad Raili added, “Earlier this year, Professor Dr Toh Teck Hock, Professor in Paediatrics at the Faculty of Medicine at SEGi University, and a Consultant Paediatrician and Head of Clinical Research Centre at Sibu Hospital shared insights on the effectiveness and safety of the COVID-19 vaccine. Held as a Facebook live session, Professor Dr Toh also addressed the concerns from the public regarding the vaccination. Here, he stressed that vaccination is important not just to protect the people themselves, but it is also to protect others who cannot take the vaccine.”
In 2019, amid the pandemic’s outbreak, SEGi-DUKE-Clinical Research (SEGi-DUKE-CRC) lab in Sibu Hospital also played a crucial role in the testing of the virus. The lab well-equipped lab and the qualified team was authorised by the Ministry of Health. The testing kits and reagents were sponsored by the Sarawak State Government. Click below to watch the videos;