National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme coordinating minister Khairy Jamaluddin has called on the public to remain calm while waiting for additional vaccine supplies to arrive.
He said the targets set for the administration of Covid-19 vaccines are based on the available supply of vaccines.
“Tranquilo (calm down), relax. The shipments are coming. It is not like I’m sitting on any vaccines.
“As soon as we get (the vaccine) lot release from the National Pharmaceutical Regulatory Agency (NPRA), we will continue to send the vaccines to states and vaccination centres,” he said at a media conference in conjunction with the first Covid-19 vaccination programme for the transportation sector managed by the Port Klang Authority today.
He said the utilisation rate of the vaccines had reached 90% which had resulted in some states running low on supplies.
At the same media conference, Transport Minister Wee Ka Siong said Finance Minister Tengku Zafrul Aziz would give a briefing on the issue of the sale or lease of the Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport (LTSAAS).
“I would like to clarify (the matter), please read the transport ministry’s previous statement. Whatever the current status is, I have discussed it with the finance minister as many reports were published regarding the issue. He (Tengku Zafrul) will explain,” he said.
Wee was asked to comment regarding the alleged sale or lease of LTSAAS.
The ministry was quoted by the media as saying that any proposal to redevelop LTSAAS was still at the early stage.
It also said the Cabinet had the final say on any considerations and decisions on the proposed redevelopment of the airport known as Subang Airport, following reports that a private business entity had proposed to the government to take over the airport.