Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said in a Facebook post that ALL adults in Malaysia will be fully vaccinated by October this year.
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He added that 100% of the adult population in Selangor and Kuala Lumpur will receive at least one dose of the vaccine by August 1st under the “Operasi Lonjakan Kapasiti”.
While in Sarawak, Muhyiddin said 100% of the adult population will receive at least one dose of vaccine by the end of August.
According to NST, the prime minister said that based on the original schedule, 80% of the country’s population would receive a complete dose by the first quarter of 2022, however, the target was then accelerated to December this year.
“Almost all states will record vaccination rates exceeding 50% by the end of August, and 70% by September.
“This, following an increase in capacity to achieve inoculation rate at 500,000 doses daily,” he said.
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He said a major portion of the vaccines ordered would be made up of Pfizer, with the remainder being made up of Sinovac (23.4%); AstraZeneca (10%); CanSino (10.9%) and 10% from the COVID-19 Vaccine Global Access facility (Covax).
"To date, we have received 20 million doses," he said.
Muhyiddin added Malaysia would also receive another 30 million doses by month-end, 40 million doses in August, 53 million doses (September), and 58 million doses in October.
The remaining doses will be received between November and January next year.
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