Govt studying booster shots for Sarawak to curb rising infections, Khairy says

Ragananthini Vethasalam

The government is looking into whether it should start giving Covid-19 vaccine booster shots in Sarawak as cases in the state continue rising, says Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, September 9, 2021.

THE waning efficacy of the Covid-19 vaccines administered could be one of the possible reasons for the surge in cases in Sarawak, Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said, adding that the government is studying the possibility of administering booster shots in the state.

“I have also asked the technical working group that advises on vaccines selection to quickly provide JKJAV (the Special Committee on Covid-19 Vaccine Supply) with recommendations on booster shots because we are not sure on what is driving the transmission in Sarawak,” he told a press conference today.

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