Khairy: Conditional registration given for Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine

PETALING JAYA: The Health Ministry's National Pharmaceutical Regulatory Agency (NPRA) has given conditional registration for the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine, says Khairy Jamaluddin.

The Science, Technology and Innovation Minister said he was informed about the matter by Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

"We are still waiting for some additional info from Pfizer but this means it can be used in Malaysia. Congratulations NPRA on the quick registration," he tweeted on Friday (Jan 8).

It was reported that NPRA had received a formal application from Pfizer on Dec 15 to have its Covid-19 vaccine registered in Malaysia.

Last year, the government announced that it would be obtaining 12.8 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine jointly developed by Pfizer and German firm BioNTech.

The amount is said to cover 6.4 million people or 20% of the Malaysian population.

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