Lee Lam Thye: Covid-19 vaccine must be available at an affordable cost


PETALING JAYA: Any Covid-19 vaccine must be made available at an affordable cost, says Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye.

The Alliance for Safe Community chairman said the government must set aside the necessary funds in its efforts to get the vaccine.

“The untold damage caused by the virus on every aspect of our lives justifies the expenditure. Otherwise, the disease and its effects will linger much longer, ” he said.

Lee added that he welcomes the government’s decision to not rush vaccine availability without approval from the National Pharmaceutical Regulatory Agency (NPRA).

“It is the government’s aim to secure safe vaccines, when available, for about 10% of the population first, and later increase it to 60%, ” he said on Sunday (Nov 22).

He also advised Malaysians not to be swayed by naysayers casting doubt about the vaccines.

“Every medicine will have some side-effects but the benefits far outweigh the risks.

“After all, it is already compulsory to be vaccinated against other viruses. One more vaccine means one more level of protection, ” Lee said.

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