Malaysia Will Receive 3,500,000 Doses of Covid-19 Vaccines This Month

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Source: News Strait Times/Hari Anggara

Malaysia is set to receive 3.52 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine from three vaccine suppliers Pfizer BioNtech, Sinovac and AstraZeneca this month with more to come in the upcoming months in order to speed up the vaccination process.

According to News Straits Times, Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba said each person will get a total of two doses which means 1.7 million Malaysians will be vaccinated from the stock. He said,

“The supply of vaccine will be higher from June and this month alone, we are getting 3.52 million doses. From June, July and August we will be receiving more so we are confident we could speed up the process of vaccination.”

Source: News Strait Times

He also said that they have applied to the government within seven days to list all recipients under their charge apart from requiring their own doctors for the vaccination.

“So far, we have allowed diplomats from the British High Commission while the Australian High Commission are in the process of providing its list to that we can forward them into MySejahtera before giving the vaccine, all vials have to be uncontaminated and would have to be disposed of according to pharmaceutical requirement,” he added.

Meanwhile, Dr Adham tweeted that  632,366 individuals have completed two doses of vaccine under the national immunisation programme as at May 5 while 9,848,371 individuals have registered for vaccine shots with Selangor being the highest registration state with 2,528,707 individuals.

The first phase of vaccination began in February involving 500,000 frontliners including medical personnel while second phase began in April to August which involved 9.4 million senior citizens, vulnerable groups and people with disabilities while phase three is scheduled from May to February 2022 for individuals above 18 years old and non-citizens targeting 13.7 million or more people.