Published: Tue, May 25, 2021

Malaysia receives 1.06 million more doses of Covid-19 vaccine

Malaysia receives 1.06 million more doses of Covid-19 vaccine

Malaysia received two more shipments of the Covid-19 vaccine today with the arrival of AstraZeneca and CoronaVac vaccines totalling 1,059,200 doses. "The province expects to reach all youth aged 12 and over with a first dose before the end of June and with a second dose by the end of August 2021".

Fewer than 2% of Africans had received a dose, Moeti said, compared with 80% in some richer countries.

But updated figures from Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick have added almost 300,000 people to that tally, pushing the number who have gotten their first jab past 19 million. This will begin in the regions where the AstraZeneca vaccine was initially launched in pharmacies in March.

Primary care offices in six communities received the AstraZeneca shot during that period including; Toronto, Hamilton, Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph, Peterborough, Simcoe-Muskoka and Peel. The latest estimates indicate that the vaccination programme has averted more than 35,000 hospitalisations and 10,000 deaths in adults aged 60 or older.

More than 7.7 million doses have been administered in Ontario overall.

Those people will be able to receive the shot at the recommended 12-week interval, he added. About two dozen countries are halting or restricting use of the jab due to concerns over the rare clots.

Several provinces have stopped using the vaccine that's been associated with rare but serious blood clots.

The CITF said the vaccines received would be sent to the AstraZeneca vaccination centres (PPVAZ) in the Klang Valley as well as three other states that had recently joined the AstraZeneca Vaccine Invitation Initiative, namely Penang, Johor and Sarawak. "If we look across the seas and see how the doing, it's tremendously beneficial".

On Tuesday, Serum said it would continue to scale up its production of AstraZeneca's vaccine and restart exports by the end of the year.

Hannah said the change was being made to align with loosening provincial rules around outdoor activities that were set to go into effect at midnight on Saturday. When studied four to 13 days after the first vaccine dose, the effectiveness rose to 57%, and it rose to 91% after the second dose. "So we will get it done before the expiry".

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