KUCHING (Bernama) – Sarawak has vaccinated about 110,000 dogs in the state after the first rabies-infected area was gazetted as the Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas.
Uggah, who is the chairman of the State Disaster Management Committee, said the state government invoked the anti-Rabies Vaccination Order requiring all the dogs to vaccinate against rabies.
"Our aim is to vaccinate at least 70 per cent of the estimated 220,000 dogs in Sarawak in order to provide good herd immunity and to stop the spread of rabies among the dog population, the debate at the State Legislative Assembly sitting yesterday.
Uggah said RM20 million has been spent on various programs and activities in order to control and eradicate rabies.
An additional amount of RM22.8 million has been approved for the rabies control programs and activities for 2019, he added.