Negri MB says he is ready to take vaccine, tells people not to be fearful

Datuk Seri Aminuddin Harun. -filepic

SEREMBAN: Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Aminuddin Harun says he is prepared to take the Covid19 vaccine and wants everyone to do so.

He said it was important that people take the vaccine to check the spread of the virus.

"Currently, I have no idea when I will be given the vaccine.

"But I am ready to take it and it is my hope that everyone else will too," he said when met at his office at Wisma Negri here Tuesday (Feb 23).

Aminuddin said Covid19 frontliners should be given priority for the vaccine.

"I personally feel the frontliners should be the first to be given as they are among the most exposed to the virus.

"The rest should also take it when offered and they have no reason to be fearful," he said.

Asked if Negri Sembilan state assemblymen would also be required to take the vaccine, Aminuddin said they have also been offered.

"It is up to them if they want to take it. Some have indicated that they will take it later," he said.

Asked how many doses the state will receive, Aminuddin said he did not have updates on this.

"All I was told is that there will be three phases. I don't know for sure how many doses we will receive for now," he added.

Coordinating Minister for the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme Khairy Jamaluddin had said Malaysia will receive its second batch of 182,520 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine on Wednesday (Feb 24).

These would be distributed to Kedah, Melaka, Negeri Sembilan and Perak on Wednesday, while Pahang, Terengganu, Kelantan, Sabah, Sarawak and the Federal Territory of Labuan will receive the supply on Thursday (Feb 25).

The first batch of 312,390 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine safely arrived in Malaysia at KL International Airport (KLIA), Sepang, on Sunday (Feb 21).

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