Malaysia Receives Half A Million AstraZeneca Vaccine Doses

AstraZeneca Malaysia stresses the need to ensure sustainable long-term supply of Covid-19 vaccines.

KUALA LUMPUR, August 20 — A total of 559,200 AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine doses were delivered to Malaysia today, bringing the total supply of that Covid-19 vaccine to more than 3.3 million to date.

As of today, AstraZeneca has delivered slightly more than half of the total 6.4 million doses directly procured from the government.

“The shipment arrival comes at a critical time, when the country is seeing a surge in cases due to new variants, which threaten to disrupt our route out of the pandemic,” AstraZeneca Malaysia country president Dr Sanjeev Panchal mentioned in a statement today.

“There is an urgent need to ensure sustainable long-term supply of Covid-19 vaccine doses to support the effective vaccination of Malaysians as quickly as possible. We remain committed to prioritising supply of the vaccine to curb the spread of the virus, helping the country to move towards health and economic revival.”

Under the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme (PICK), Malaysia has also received 2,413,400 doses of AstraZeneca’s vaccine from the global COVAX vaccine-sharing facility and contributions from Saudi Arabia and Japan.

Today’s arrival of half a million doses of AstraZeneca brings the country’s total Covid-19 vaccine supply to 34,639,179 doses, including vaccine donations from abroad and newly supplied CanSino vaccine doses today.

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