Malaysia to begin administering Sinovac's COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday - (CNA via NewsPoints Desk)

  • 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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