Netizens took to social media to voice their frustrations upon seeing the team behind the vaccination process, Jawatankuasa Khas Jaminan Akses Bekalan Vaksin COVID-19 (JKJAV) sharing photos on Twitter of the homeless getting their vaccination jab.
Program vaksinasi gelandangan Fasa 1 telah diadakan di Pusat Transformasi Gelandangan Anjung Kelana, Taman Desa pada 27 Mei 2021 (Khamis).
Fasa 1 ini melibatkan seramai 119 gelandangan yang sedang menghuni di pusat penempatan transit gelandangan di Kuala Lumpur. pic.twitter.com/gX8PWkziQF
— Vaksin COVID-19 ?? (@JKJAVMY) May 27, 2021
The tweet reads: “Vaccination program for the homeless Phase 1 in Pusat Transformasi Gelandangan Anjung Kelana, Taman Desa. Phase 1 includes as many as 119 homeless people who are staying in a homeless shelter in Kuala Lumpur.”
Despite what looks like a great initiative, certain netizens seemed displeased with the news.
This user said: “What is their (homeless) contribution to the country? Should be given to factory workers, at least you can reduce the cluster and push the dying economy.”
“How is this? Even the homeless have gotten it (vaccinated), my mother who is 80 years old on the other hand has to wait until the end of July?”
Certain netizens have hit back at those questioning this initiative.
This person said: “Even with the homeless you’re jealous? They don’t have a telephone or internet to chase after the vaccine on the website. Try to use your brain before commenting anything.”
aik fengan gelandangan pun nak dengki? dorang bukannya ada telephone or intern et nak berebut vaccine dekat website. cuba lah sebelum comment apa apa pakai otak https://t.co/xn52RlF9s4
— melur ?? (@h4gie) May 28, 2021
“So sad reading replies that are angry that the homeless get the vaccine first. They don’t have a home so they’ll go anywhere just to find a roof for themselves.”
Sedihnya baca replies ada yang marah kenapa gelandangan dapat vaccine dulu. Diorang ni kan takde rumah so diorang akan pergi mana mana untuk cari tempat berteduh kan. https://t.co/szL6KTV0t0
— ? نارا (@enaaohena) May 28, 2021
With more vaccinations on the way, the National Immunisation Plan (NIP) now including the AstraZeneca vaccination and the total number of daily vaccinations administered increasing as we speak, we are making headways in the fight against the COVID-19 virus. Every effort and every step towards heard immunity counts. Let us focus on the positives of the initiative and continue to spread love and good vibes.
*Cover Image Credits: Twitter @JKJAV