Malaysia vaccinated against COVID next week This year injects 80% of the population.
On February 16, 2021 at 10:45 a.m.
The prime minister said he will receive the first lot of COVID-19 vaccine on February 21, ready to begin injections to people in the next five days.
Muhyiddin Yazzin, Prime Minister of Malaysia, said Malaysia to be vaccinated against COVID-19 First lot produced by Pfizer / Bio-Entech (Pfizer / BioNTech) on Feb. 21 and will begin a vaccination program on Feb. 26, with the Prime Minister being the first to receive the vaccine.
Malaysia aims to vaccinate at least 80 percent of the 32 million population within a year. The government has ordered more vaccines than the target. Which in addition to Pfizer / bio-entech Also agreed with Astra Seneca (AstraZeneca), Russia’s Kamaleya Institute, which developed China’s Sputnik V, Sinovac and CanSino vaccines.
The prime minister said earlier this month that the first phase of the vaccine injection program from February to April would begin injecting 500,000 outpost personnel, followed by 9.4 million at high-risk. People who will receive the vaccine during April. Until Aug.
The final phase will be injected to more than 16 million people aged 18 years or more, starting from May to February next year. Live in malaysia
Malaysia has seen a sharp rise in infections in recent weeks after a new wave of outbreaks hit late last year. More than 260,000 confirmed cases were recently reported in the country, the third highest in Southeast Asia after Indonesia. And the Philippines And there are 975 deaths from COVID-19.
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