Vaccination key to success in fighting Covid-19 – Muhyiddin


KUALA LUMPUR — Vaccination is our main key to success in fighting the Covid-19 pandemic. So, what does the government do?

In his Facebook posting, he said more than 76.1 million doses of vaccines – 70% Pfizer, 23.4% Sinovac, 10% AstraZeneca, 10.9% CanSino and 10% more through the Covax initiative have been ordered.

Muhyiddin further said that to date, Malaysia has received 20 million of the doses it had ordered.

“We expect to receive 30 million doses by the end of this month, 40 million doses by August, 53 million doses by September and 58 million doses by this October.

“Initially, 80% of the Malaysian population was supposed to receive complete doses by the first quarter of 2022.

“However, we speed up to December 2021.

“Now, with more new Covid-19 variants which are more ferocious and a sudden surge in positive cases, the target of the vaccination programme has been expedited further,” said Muhyiddin.

He added that the 100% adult population of Selangor and Kuala Lumpur would have received at least one dose by Aug 1 under Operasi Lonjakan Kapasiti.

Meanwhile, the 100% adult population of Sarawak would have received at least one dose by the end of August. Most of the states would record a 50% vaccination rate by the end of August, said Muhyiddin.

All states would have a more than 70% vaccination rate in September, he added.

He is targeting 100% adult population of Malaysia to have received their complete vaccination doses by October.

The capacity of the rate of vaccination will now be increased to 500,000 doses daily, he added.

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