Malaysia secures Covid shots to cover 110% of population
published : 16 Feb 2021 at 12:02
writer: Bloomberg News
Malaysia will begin its nationwide Covid-19 vaccine rollout from Feb 26, starting with front-line workers, Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin said on Tuesday.
The country will receive the first batch of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine on Feb 21, he said at the launch of the national Covid-19 immunisation programme.
PM Muhyiddin will be among the first to receive the vaccine shot.
Malaysia has secured access to 66.7 million doses of Covid shots, enough to cover almost 110% of the population, according to the immunisation programme.
The government is in talks with Russia to manufacture the Sputnik V vaccines in Malaysia.