Sarawak: Kuching's Mega Vaccination Centre BCCK Commence Operation June 7

Battling the third wave of Covid-19 in Malaysia, the pressure is on to accelerate the vaccination drive and inoculate more citizens against the virus.

The largest convention centre in BorneoBorneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK) is chosen as the Mega PPV (Pusat Pemberian Vaksin / Vaccine Dispensing Centre) venue in Kuching, Sarawak 7th  June to 31st October.

“We are honoured to be chosen as a PPV site, and we are ready to become an active part of the solution in Sarawak’s effort’s to flatten the curve and to return Sarawak to safety and normalcy,” said Tan Sri  Datuk Amar Wilson Baya Dandot, Executive Director of BCCK.

Eric Van Piggelen, Chief Executive Officer of BCCK, urged everyone who qualified for a vaccine to register for the sake of public safety and as well as Malaysia’s economy. 

To avoid complications on the day, a trial run will be carried out from 3rd to 6th June, with vaccinations officially beginning on 7th June 2021.

Borneo Convention Centre Kuching Sarawak Covid Vaccination Centre

Previous event at Borneo Convention Centre Kuching. Image source via Borneo Convention Centre Kuching Facebook

BCCK is expecting to serve up to 4,000 people per day, with the potential to expand up to 10,000.

The centre works closely with the Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) and the Ministry of Health (KKM) to ensure that the premise is prepared to safely and efficiently serve the public. 

Mandatory safety precautions include social distancing of at least 1 meter between individuals, temperature and My Sejahtera scanning at entrances, and frequent sanitising. 

BCCK is equipped with a shaded and conveniently located drop-off point for those using e-hailing options. There is also ample parking and handicap facilities for disabled people. 

*IMPORTANT: Those with confirmed registrations are advised to arrive 15 minutes prior to their vaccination appointment, with the first vaccinations starting at 9:00 am. Be sure to double-check your appointments on the My Sejahtera app before your vaccination date.

For the safety of those with vaccination appointments, we would like to remind the public that walk-ins for vaccinations are NOT PERMITTED and events within the centre at this time will be put on hold. The Raintree Restaurant and BCCK’s food outlets still offer takeaway at this time.

*NOTE: MyVAC (Malaysia Vaccine Support Volunteers) is calling out all willing and able Malaysians to be part of the team to manage and carry out the Covid-19 Vaccination Program 2021 in the service of our nation. Find out how you can help in Sarawak here: More Volunteers Workers Needed In Sarawak For Covid-19 Vaccination  

ABOUT BORNEO CONVENTION CENTRE KUCHING

 

The Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK) is the first international purpose-built convention centre in Sarawak, Malaysia. The BCCK debuted in 2009 as a state initiative of the Sarawak Government to grow business tourism through the hosting of business events. To date, the BCCK has hosted close to 1,800 events and welcomed 2.4 million clients, delegates and visitors from various regions of the world. From its humble beginning, the BCCK is an exemplar in Malaysia of how a convention venue can rise to become an ambassador to promote its second-tier city. The Centre has received local, national and regional accolades for professional standards, innovation and best practices achieved within Malaysia’s business events industry and for having the size and capabilities to handle the requirements of different conferences in a bespoke manner.

Awards Received by BCCK includes:

  • AIPC (International Association of Convention Centres) – Gold Quality Standard
  • AIPC- APEX Award “Best Client Rated Convention Centre” – Within the top 17 finalists in the world Convention Centres.


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