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Another 586,700 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine to arrive in July

Additional deliveries are scheduled in the weeks to come.

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AstraZeneca today confirmed a further 586,700 doses of vaccine to be delivered to Malaysia in early July, with additional deliveries to be made in the weeks to come.

So far, over 828,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine have been delivered to the country for use in the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme along with jabs from Pfizer and Sinovac.

AstraZeneca said in a statement that it was also on track to deliver 6.4 million doses between now and early next year, and would support the delivery of millions more through Covax and donations.

AstraZeneca Malaysia president Dr Sanjeev Panchal meanwhile said the latest delivery estimates demonstrate the value of the government, industry and others to support health and economic revival.

“We will continue to work closely with the government and others throughout the current surge of cases, to put Malaysia on a path back to normality as quickly as possible,” he added.

Covax is a global initiative co-founded by the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (Gavi), the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (Cepi) and the World Health Organization (WHO).

Close to 30 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccine have been delivered across Asean so far, with more than 600 million jabs released for supply to 168 countries worldwide.

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