Vials of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine are seen inside a freezer in Cali, Colombia. Innovation, Science and Technology Minister Khairy Jamaluddin added later that the shipment on February 21 would consist of 312,390 doses, enough to vaccinate 156,195 people.Next
Speaking on the matter at the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme virtual media conference today, he said this was following an additional agreement of 12.
KUALA LUMPUR REUTERS, BLOOMBERG - Malaysia will procure an additional 12.Next
They suggested extending the interval between doses as means to widen the coverage.
However, he said this would depend on the effectiveness of a single dose against variants of concern VOC and how quickly these were spreading. Khairy said public confidence in the aforementioned vaccine was high, as evident when all available opt-in slots were fully booked by Malaysians within three hours of its opening. Khairy said the Pfizer-Biontech vaccines would arrive via a MASKargo flight at KLIA on Sunday, after which they would be sorted and dispatched to the various specialised storage facilities across the country.Next
Just under 3 per cent of Malaysia's population is fully vaccinated, Malaysia's health director-general, Tan Sri Noor Hisham Abdullah, said on Twitter earlier this week that Malaysia's surge in Covid-19 cases is following an exponential trend since the start of April, and the nation should prepare for the worst.
Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin via Commenting on the deal, Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said that 1 million doses will arrive by the first quarter of next year, with plans to vaccinate frontliners first. Today, Muhyiddin reiterated that the national vaccination programme would be in three phases, with frontliners and high-risk groups to be vaccinated in the first two while healthy Malaysians adults would receive theirs in the last.Next
On the supply of the AstraZeneca vaccine, meanwhile, he expects to receive a total of 610,000 doses in June and 410,000 doses in July.
In June 2,223,000 Pfizer vaccines will be received by us in five deliveries of 444,600 doses per week.Next
As such, he expects the target of implementing 150,000 vaccine jabs a day to begin next month, besides increasing the number of vaccination centres nationwide.
Then we will prioritise high risk groups elderly, those with comorbidity , followed by general population. He added that high risk individuals, such as the elderly or those with , would be prioritised followed by general population The first shipment of Pfizer vaccines of 1mn doses will arrive in Q1 2021. The prime minister also urged all in the country not to treat the vaccination programme lightly, saying its success was essential in order for the country to return to social and economic normalcy.Next
Sim then asked why the government did not purchase the 14 million doses of Sinovac vaccine by Malaysian pharmaceutical firm Pharmaniaga Berhad instead.
But Khairy explained that the government could not push forward the vaccine appointments because of uncertainty in the delivery dates of the supplies from Pfizer. Vaccination will be conducted in phases and will prioritise high-risk groups who are more susceptible to Covid-19. Speaking on the matter at the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme virtual media conference today, he said this was following an additional agreement of 12.Next
READ: Malaysia to start Phase 2 of COVID-19 vaccinations on Apr 19 A health worker holds a vial of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine to be administered to health staff at the Hospital UiTM in Sungai Buloh, outskirts of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Wednesday, March 3, 2021.
Citing expert advice from the Vaccine Selection Technical Working Group, the coordinating minister for the National Immunisation Programme NIP explained that there were genuine concerns over the efficacy rate of protection accorded by just a single dose of the Pfizer vaccine against the aggressive Delta variant of the virus. And on March 22, we will receive another 124,020 doses followed by 125,190 doses on Mar 29 which would make the cumulative number of Pfizer doses received 1.Next
Bernama earlier reported that Malaysia has received 1.