Monday, February 22, 2021

Vaccination will begin earlier, PM and health DG to get first jabs

More than 300,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine arrived today.

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The massive Covid-19 inoculation programme for Malaysia will begin two days earlier than the initial date of Feb 27, as authorities took delivery of the first batch of vaccines this morning.

A Malaysia Airlines flight carrying more than 300,000 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines landed at KLIA in Sepang.

Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin and health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah would be the first individuals to be given the vaccine jabs, alongside frontliners and Cabinet members.

Malaysia has ordered close to 13 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine, a two-dose regime which can cover 20% of the population.

It is among five Covid-19 vaccines purchased by Putrajaya ahead of a massive free vaccination programme to include millions of migrant workers.

Khairy said the decision to start the vaccination programme earlier was made as they were convinced of the procedures in handling the Pfizer vaccine.

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