Malaysia May Get Covid-19 Vaccine by Year End – PM

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia may get Covid-19 vaccine supplies as early as the end of this year, said Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.

In delivering the good news, Muhyiddin said this was made possible with the Malaysia-China cooperation on vaccine production and distribution.

“I had a bilateral meeting through a video conferencing with China’s Foreign Minister, where we discussed about support and cooperation with China on vaccine supplies.

“As we all know, China is currently the most advanced in studying the (Covid-19) vaccine discovery; I was informed that it has reached the final stage and the vaccine could be used before end of the year after clinical trials are done.

“China has assured us that Malaysia will be the first country that it would help in supplying the Covid-19 vaccine,” he said in a press conference streamed live today.

He said the other option was to join the Covid-19 Vaccine Global Access (Covax) plan, by paying about RM40 million to become a state member.

Under the plan, he said each member would get vaccine supplies for ten per cent of its population, which accounted for about three million people in Malaysia.

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