malaymail.com 03 May, 2021 08:30 am

Citing 75pc utilisation rate of all incoming vaccines, Khairy defends Malaysia’s current vaccination rate

Citing 75pc utilisation rate of all incoming vaccines, Khairy defends Malaysia’s current vaccination rate
KUALA LUMPUR, May 3 — The government today defended Malaysia’s current vaccination rates, attributing it to incoming shipments of vaccine supplies and not due to possible vaccine hoarding. Dispelling claims of low vaccination rates amongst the population, National Covid-19 Immunisation...

Dispelling claims of low vaccination rates amongst the population, National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme (NIP) coordinating minister Khairy Jamaluddin said Malaysia has a 75 per cent vaccine utilisation rate of all incoming Covid-19 vaccines.“So this shows the utilisation rate of 75 per cent.There is no issue of us withholding vaccines whatsoever,” he said, adding that the government aims to ramp up utilisation rate to 80 per cent after the Hari Raya festivities.KUALA LUMPUR, May 3 — The government today defended Malaysia’s current vaccination rates, attributing it to incoming shipments of vaccine supplies and not due to possible vaccine hoarding.

He said the remaining 25 per cent was kept in reserve and was to be utilised for upcoming appointments based on incoming scheduled vaccine shipments.To date, Khairy said Malaysia has obtained 1,978,660 vaccine doses from Pfizer-BioNTech, AstraZeneca and Sinovac of which 1,453,382 doses have been administered.

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