KUALA LUMPUR (July 6): Malaysia will be receiving 14.4 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines in July, according to the latest tweet by the Covid-19 Vaccine Supply Access Guarantee Special Committee (JKJAV).
These, it said, comprise a total of 6.43 million doses of Pfizer vaccine from Pfizer as well as the donation from the US, 1.59 million doses of AstraZeneca (delivery of AstraZeneca manufactured in Thailand and donation from Japan) and 6.38 million doses of Sinovac (from Pharmaniaga and donation from China).
Under the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme (PICK), the country has thus far deployed shots manufactured by Pfizer, Sinovac and AstraZeneca.
Malaysia has received 8.6 million Covid-19 vaccines as of June 21, according to data provided by the Covid-19 Immunisation Task Force (CITF). These include 828,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine, 4.08 million of Pfizer vaccine and 3.69 million doses of Sinovac vaccine.
To date, a total of 9.32 million people in the country have been vaccinated, of whom 6.59 million have received their first jab while 2.74 million are fully inoculated.
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Sarawak reported the highest cumulative number of first doses delivered at 1.23 million, followed by Kuala Lumpur (1.19 million) and Selangor (1.14 million).
Meanwhile, Selangor registered the highest number of second doses at 367,895, followed by Sarawak (326,285) and Johor (290,008).
Last Saturday (June 3), the Coordinating Minister of PICK Khairy Jamaluddin said the next three months will be the busiest and most crucial period for Malaysia's immunisation programme as the country is set to receive a large part of its vaccine supply while it ramps up its vaccination capacity across the country.
Malaysia was vaccinating people at a higher daily rate per capita than the world average, said Khairy, by consistently vaccinating 250,000 a day. The target is a monthly average of 300,000 a day in July.
Besides that, he said, the government is also trying to secure the CanSino vaccine this month.