Prime Minister of Malaysia; Vaccination will be next week, I'm the first to be Vaccinated

UMMATIMES - Muhyiddin Yassin, Prime Minister of Malaysia, said that his country targets to vaccinate at least 80 percent of the total population of 32 million.

"This comprehensive vaccination program aims to ensure group immunity in society so that we can stop the spread of Covid-19 infection and end the pandemic," said Muhyiddin Yassin in Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday (16/2).

The national corona virus vaccination will begin next week February 25, Malaysia plans to eliminate vaccinations for foreigners including migrant workers. Muhyiddin said he would be the first to receive a dose of the vaccine on February 25.

The first phase of Malaysia's vaccination program will run from February to April.

Science Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said the first wave of vaccinations was intended for at least 300,000 medical workers and 200,000 non-medical frontline workers, including politicians to security guards.

Apart from Pfizer / BioNtech, Malaysia has also ordered the AstraZeneca, Sputnik V, and Sinovac and CanSino vaccines. However, so far only the Pfizer / BioNTech vaccine has been approved by the Malaysian Food and Drug Administration.

"We also have a protocol if overdose is not used. We will give the dose to security personnel and people who volunteer at the vaccine delivery center so that there is no waste," said Khairy Jamaluddin.

The Malaysian government agreed to set up an emergency scheme to compensate people who experience serious side effects after receiving the vaccine.