Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin will be among the primary individuals to receive the Covid-19 vaccine. This is in a bid to convince the folks that the vaccine is safe and effective.
The Prime Minister said the frontliners will then take it, before giving it to focus groups, namely high-risk groups like the elderly, those with non-communicable diseases and chronic respiratory diseases.
He said the Special Vaccine Supply Access Guarantee Committee, which the Minister of Heath established and co-founded, together with the Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation would make sure that the provision of vaccines can be obtained immediately.
“The government expects to receive the first supply of 1 million doses of vaccine from Pfizer. He said, “The target group will take it by February 2021 earliest,”.
Muhyiddin said this in a very short video on the newest development regarding the distribution of the Covid-19 vaccine to Malaysians.
According to the Prime Minister, the National Pharmaceutical regulatory agency (NPRA) of the Ministry of Health will still monitor the effectiveness and safety of vaccines when they are being used.
“Once again, I might wish to invite all of you to understand and cultivate new norms in way of life. Even after we receive vaccine supplies and taking the vaccine.
“The virus is already within the community. Therefore, we should adapt to the new norms,” he said.
Muhyiddin also reminded the people to stick to the standard operating procedures (SOP) that are set. Not forgetting to practice frequent hand washing, wearing of face masks and maintaining physical distances.
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