Govt to rope in private clinics to dispense AstraZeneca vaccine

Ravin Palanisamy

Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Khairy Jamaluddin denies that Malaysia is slow in carrying out vaccination, states that a 75% vaccine utilisation rate has been achieved. – EPA pic, May 3, 2021.

PRIVATE clinics will be roped in for the voluntary Covid-19 vaccination drive using the AstraZeneca vaccine so as to push vaccine utilisation up to 80%, said Khairy Jamaluddin.

The coordinating minister for the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme said the vaccine utilisation rate was currently around 75% out of the nearly two million doses received.

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