Malaysia will begin administering Sinovac’s COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday, said science, technology and innovation minister Khairy Jamaluddin, reported CNA.
Khairy said Malaysia received 100,000 doses of Sinovac’s vaccine on Monday, while another 100,000 doses will be delivered on March 22.
Malaysia has granted conditional approval for the use of vaccines developed by both AstraZeneca and Sinovac.
Sinovac has signed a deal with Malaysia's Pharmaniaga, which will carry out the fill-and-finish process for the vaccine's distribution in Malaysia, before manufacturing it locally later.
Khairy also added that 301,699 first doses of the Pfizer-Biontech vaccine have been administered in the first phase of the country’s vaccination programme.
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