malaymail.com 28 Apr, 2021 03:00 am

AstraZeneca vaccine: Khairy says will hold further discussions with Dr Adham

AstraZeneca vaccine: Khairy says will hold further discussions with Dr Adham
KANGAR, April 27 — Coordinating Minister for the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme Khairy Jamaluddin will convene further discussions with Minister of Health Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba on the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine. He said the discussion was deemed necessary after taking into...

KANGAR, April 27 — Coordinating Minister for the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme Khairy Jamaluddin will convene further discussions with Minister of Health Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba on the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine.He said the discussion was deemed necessary after taking into consideration the public anxiety about the safety and efficacy of the AstraZeneca vaccine to be used in the immunisation programme.We don’t want the vaccine to jeopardise the immunisation programme,” he said.Yesterday, Dr Adham said the AstraZeneca vaccine is safe and will be given to those aged 60 and above in the second phase of the immunisation programme.

“I will hold further discussions with Dr Adham on this matter later today after taking into consideration the concerns of the people who discussed it openly on social media yesterday with some have even begun to feel afraid of getting vaccinated.Meanwhile, Khairy said 65,849 people or 35 per cent of the adult population have registered for vaccination in the state.

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