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Khairy: Malaysia to get nearly 16 million more doses of Covid-19 vaccines by July; to give 150,000 jabs a day from June

KUALA LUMPUR (May 28): Malaysia, which is currently ramping up its vaccination efforts to flatten the Covid-19 infection curve, is expecting nearly 16 million more doses of vaccines in the next two months.

National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme’s coordinating Minister Khairy Jamaluddin told the media that the additional vaccines expected to arrive by July include 2.2 million doses of the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine, 12 million doses of Sinovac vaccine and 1.2 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine.

Meanwhile, Khairy said the Government intends to expedite the vaccination programme to achieve herd immunity, which is to have 80% of the population receive the vaccine jabs.  

“We are hoping to achieve 150,000 jabs a day in June,” he said at a virtual media briefing yesterday.

In view of the overwhelming response to voluntarily receive AstraZeneca vaccines, Khairy said the government decided not to offer the vaccine on a voluntary opt-in basis anymore.

As of yesterday, Malaysia has administered 2.6 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines since March, of which 1.667 million people have received the first doses while 937,000 have completed the second jab.

The Minister revealed that the Government is mulling to allow the public to choose the vaccine they want and the venue and date to receive it.

“On the choice of vaccines, we are still working out the method on how we will do this, it will be done through MySejahtera,” he said, adding that the process in the app is easier compared with the website.

“We are working on a few options right now, and will probably announce that in the next couple of weeks,” added Khairy.

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