Prime Minister set to be among the first Malaysians to receive Covid-19 vaccine
Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has offered himself and be part of the first batch to get the Covid-19 vaccine injection in a move to assure the people of its safety.
In a televised message, he said that frontliners would be the next group to be vaccinated.
The vaccine will also be given to target groups comprising high-risk groups such as senior citizens, those with non-communicable diseases (NCD), and chronic respiratory illnesses.
According to Muhyiddin, the government has just signed an agreement with AstraZeneca, a research-based biopharmaceutical company to secure 6.4 million doses, or 10% more vaccines.
“This means a guarantee to 40% supply of vaccines have been secured via the agreements with the Covax Facility, Pfizer and AstraZeneca,”
“The government is also in the final stage of negotiation with Sinovac, CanSino, and Gamaleya to secure vaccine supply increase of more than 80% of the country’s population or 26.5 million,” he added.
The prime minister also adds that the government will continue negotiating with other pharmaceutical companies to ensure Malaysia would have a sufficient supply of vaccines.