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Malaysia has enough vaccines to cowl 80% of inhabitants by October: Khairy

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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian Science, Know-how and Innovation Minister Khairy Jamaluddin has assured the general public that the nation could have sufficient COVID-19 vaccines to vaccinate 80 per cent of the inhabitants by October.  

In a tweet posted on Tuesday (Apr 13), Mr Khairy shared a graph by the COVID-19 Vaccine Provide Entry Assure Particular Committee (JKJAV) that compares the projection of vaccine supply to the variety of registrations for the vaccine so far. 

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“The inexperienced line is the supply schedule of all of the vaccines Malaysia has procured. The yellow line is the registration standing as of now and the sunshine blue line is PICK’s goal,” he wrote, referring to the Nationwide COVID-19 Immunisation Programme’s objective of vaccinating 80 per cent of its 32 million inhabitants. 

“The availability will start to overhaul the registrations in June. (Vaccinations) will certainly be accomplished earlier than the tip of the yr,” he wrote. 

The graph confirmed that the present whole registrations far exceeded the vaccine provide in the meanwhile. Vaccine provide would solely match the present registrations in June, and canopy 80 per cent of the inhabitants round October. 

“Present deliveries nonetheless low. Largely as a result of stark vaccine inequity of superior international locations condemned by WHO (World Well being Group) and UN (United Nations),” Mr Khairy stated. 

As of Monday, about 400,000 people have been totally vaccinated and about 600,000 others have acquired the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine. Vaccine registrations stood at 8.6 million, in accordance with JKJAV.

Bernama earlier reported that Malaysia has acquired 1.37 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines, and extra Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines would arrive in levels this month. 

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A well being employee holds a vial of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine to be administered to well being employees on the Hospital UiTM in Sungai Buloh, outskirts of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Wednesday, March 3, 2021. (AP Picture/Vincent Thian)

On Monday, Mr Khairy stated that Malaysians aged 60 and above might be given the Sinovac vaccine beneath section two of the immunisation programme.

The JKJAV made the choice after taking into account the most recent information and information from different international locations that confirmed the Sinovac vaccine is secure, efficient and secure for these aged 60 and above, Mr Khairy stated.

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