Donated Covid-19 vaccine doses not meant for sale — MOSTI

The Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine. (Photo by Sam Fong/The Edge)

The Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine. (Photo by Sam Fong/The Edge)

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KUALA LUMPUR (Oct 6): The Covid-19 vaccine doses received as donations from other countries are not meant for sale, according to Deputy Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation Datuk Ahmad Hamzad Hashim.

Hamzad added that under the agreement with the donor nations, the vaccine doses are meant to be given free to the public. 

“To date, the government has received donations from Japan of 988,400 doses (AstraZeneca), the US 1,000,035 doses (Pfizer), the UK 415,000 doses (AstraZeneca) and China 500,000 doses (Sinovac),” he said in Parliament on Wednesday (Oct 6). 

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Meanwhile, Hamzad also shared that mobile vaccine units had played a crucial role in providing access to the vaccine for rural communities.

He said the mobile units are operational in seven states, namely Perlis, Kedah, Penang, Selangor, Melaka, Negeri Sembilan and Johor.

Based on the latest data from the Covid-19 Immunisation Task Force (CITF), as of Tuesday, 94.5% of adults had received at least their first dose nationwide, including 88.4% who were fully vaccinated.

Within the Klang Valley, 7,428,929 individuals or 88.2% of its total population had received at least their first dose so far, including 6,896,922 persons or 81.9% who had completed their two-dose vaccination.

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Surin Murugiah