BUTTERWORTH: Initially, Norsharifah Ab Malek was reluctant to get her cerebral palsy daughter vaccinated after she was influenced by many unverified details about the vaccine unfold on social media.
Nonetheless, after seeing that her dad and mom who’ve been vaccinated didn’t expertise any unwanted effects, the 52-year-old single mom relented and gave her consent for her daughter Anis Sabrina Roslan (pix), 23, a trainee on the Aroma Kasih Group-Primarily based Rehabilitation Centre (PPDK), below the Disabled Growth Division to get the Covid-19 vaccine.
“Each of my dad and mom who’re of their 60s and 70s acquired the primary dose of Covid-19 vaccine final week with out experiencing any problems. Due to this fact, I really feel assured to permit my daughter to get vaccinated.
“The vaccination course of on the PPDK went easily with no large crowds and this has offered an awesome consolation to oldsters with youngsters of varied disabilities right here,” she instructed Bernama when met at PPDK Aroma Kasih, right here, yesterday.
The vaccination programme on the Aroma Kasih PPDK was held in collaboration with the Social Welfare Division (JKM) and the Seberang Perai Utara district well being workplace.
Shapida Mohd Nasir, 42, whose daughter Syafiza Khairulnizam, 19, has studying disabilities, mentioned the initiative taken by the PPDK has come as an enormous aid for folks and guardians of particular wants youngsters.
“It’s a bit troublesome for me to go wherever as a result of my daughter additionally suffers from epilepsy. This type of initiative has significantly helped and given us in addition to the youngsters a hassle-free vaccination expertise,” mentioned Shapida who lives in Bagan Dalam, right here.
In the meantime, Aroma Kasih PPDK supervisor, Muhamad Fazrul Akmal Che Amran, 28, mentioned the programme was held with the intention to facilitate trainees on the rehabilitation centre in getting their vaccine photographs.
“It is usually to encourage extra dad and mom right here who had been but to register their youngsters for the vaccination to take action and get them vaccinated.
“This initiative may also allow dad and mom to ship their youngsters who’ve been vaccinated to the PPDK for his or her rehabilitation actions as standard after the federal government permits us to function as standard later,” he mentioned.