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Selangor may loan vaccine supplies to another state, says MB

Amirudin Shari says this will depend on the decision of the Covid-19 Immunisation Task Force.

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The Selangor government is considering loaning its Covid-19 vaccine stocks from the Selangor Vaccine programme (SelVAX) to another state, Menteri Besar Amirudin Shari said today.

Without revealing which state he was referring to, Amirudin said the state government was waiting for a decision from the Covid-19 Immunisation Task Force (CITF) regarding permission to loan the vaccine.

“If CITF approves and guarantees the return (of the vaccines), God willing we will provide the loan because the stocks we have are for booster shots,” he told reporters on the sidelines of the Selangor state legislative assembly sitting in Shah Alam.

On Aug 19, the media reported that Selangor would loan a total of 500,000 doses of vaccine purchased for the SelVAX programme to CITF for states experiencing a spike in cases.

On Aug 26, the Penang government announced that Selangor had agreed to lend it 200,000 doses of Covid-19 vaccine for the vaccination of Penangites who had yet to be inoculated.

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