malaymail.com 04 May, 2021 07:00 am

Khairy: Malaysia getting 258,570 more Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine shots this week

Khairy: Malaysia getting 258,570 more Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine shots this week
KUALA LUMPUR, May 3 — Malaysia is expected to receive a further 258,570 vaccine doses from Pfizer-BioNTech this week, National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme (NIP) coordinating minister Khairy Jamaluddin said today. In a joint press conference with Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba,...

In a joint press conference with Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba, Khairy said the vaccines would arrive in three shipments between May 5 and May 7.Khairy also said the government was awaiting the delivery of Sinovac vaccines from Pharmaniaga’s factories that were currently bottling the vaccines for distribution within this month.Later, Khairy also said Malaysia was expecting the arrival of some 1.On a separate matter, Khairy said the federal government’s offer for Sarawak to participate in the special AstraZeneca vaccination exercise remained open if the latter decided to change its mind.

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.This will be followed by another 610,000 doses from AstraZeneca itself in June, 410,000 doses in July and 1.

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