Malaysia to Receive First Batch of COVID-19 Vaccines on 26 Feb

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Malaysia is expected to receive the first batch of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines on Feb 26, a senior health official said on Monday (Feb 1).

In November, Malaysia announced it had agreed to buy 12.8 million doses of the vaccine, jointly developed by the US drugmaker Pfizer and and German partner BioNTech.

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Under the deal, the pharmaceutical giant will deliver the first one million doses in the first quarter of 2021, with 1.7 million, 5.8 million and 4.3 million doses to follow in subsequent quarters.

Once delivered, the first batch of vaccines will be distributed nationwide over a period of one to two weeks, said health director-general Noor Hisham Abdullah at the end of a COVID-19 Emergency Management Technical Committee meeting.

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Publication: Channel News Asia
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