Pfizer Vaccine 45.79 Million Doses For Malaysian
45.79 million doses of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for those yet to be vaccinated
KUALA LUMPUR: The unvaccinated population will receive the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine as the country has made orders of up to 45.79 million doses.
Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba said there was more supply of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine compared to Sinovac, at 16 million.
“Half of the Sinovac vaccines have been dispensed and the supplies now are sufficient to cater to the inoculation of the second dose. It is not just in Kelantan where the Pfizer-BionTech vaccines will be used, but also other states as well,” he said in a special press conference today.
Dr Adham was responding to a statement made by Kelantan health director Datuk Dr Zaini Hussin who reportedly said that all the vaccination centres (PPVs) in the state would switch to Pfizer-BioNTech from Sinovac from next month.
Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines can immunise 22.2 million people.
“It is now our primary vaccine and its use will be heightened at the PPVs nationwide,” he said.
Dr Noor Hisham added the Drug Control Authority will convene tomorrow to consider the Sinopharm vaccine which had been approved by the World Health Organisation.
“The company had just sent the dossier to the National Pharmaceutical Regulatory Agency. In less than a month, we have evaluated and will decide on its approval tomorrow,” he said.