In Brunei-Muara District, Ijong anak Kasau and wife Teo Wei Lee were the first two persons to receive their shots at the Indoor Stadium in Berakas.
Former sub-contractor Ijong, 71, told the Bulletin, "I haven't experienced any side-effects from the injection. I feel fine and in good shape."
His 61-year-old wife said, "I also felt nothing, both during and after the procedure. Maybe the side-effects are minimal, because we do brisk walking and hiking every day."
Ian Davies also received his first dose of AstraZeneca, last weekend.
The 62-year-old expatriate who works at the Brunei International Airport, said, "The vaccination went smoothly. I didn't feel anything when it was administered.
"Booking for vaccination slots also went well. There were no problems in getting a slot."
He also praised the Brunei Government's handling of the COVID-19 situation, "This country has one of the best set of practices to curb the outbreak, so that people can still continue to live life in the new norm."
In Belait District, senior citizens queued up at the Learning and Development Centre of the Suri Seri Begawan (SSB) Hospital to receive their shots.
Among the first was 61-year-old Haji Abdul Hamid bin Haji Abas, along with his two elderly sisters.
Haji Abdul Hamid admitted to feeling slightly nervous, but medical staff reassured him that the vaccination programme is safe.
Others were also cautious, such as 68-year-old Hajah Qistynah, who went with her husband to receive the injection.
"We're still in the thick of it. We've made a lot of progress, but we are not done with it yet,"
According to the Ministry of Health (MoH), some 38,000 senior citizens will be inoculated during this stage of the rollout. – Borneo Bulletin/ANN
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