Malaysia will start receiving CanSino Covid-19 vaccine from this month


  • Nation
  • Thursday, 01 Apr 2021

PUTRAJAYA (Bernama): Malaysia will receive a supply of 3.5 million doses of CanSino Covid-19 vaccine from China in stages, starting this month, saysHealth Minister Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba.

He said the procurement of the vaccine is being made in two categories, namely finished product of 500,000 doses, and the rest delivery in bulk to be filled and packaged by local company Solutions Biologics Sdn Bhd (SolBio).

"Through the procurement of the CanSino vaccine, which is a single dose vaccine, a total of 3.5 million people in the country will benefit, ” he told the media after witnessing the signing of an agreement between the Ministry of Health (MOH) and SolBio, which will handle the 'fill and finish' process, here on Thursday (April 1).

Dr Adham said the CanSino vaccine would be used mainly in rural areas and areas where it was difficult for recipients to receive double injections such as for the Pfizer-BioNTech and Sinovac vaccines.

"This single-dose vaccine can also be used for the purpose of vaccinating foreigners in Malaysia," he added.

Under the agreement, SolBio will produce three million doses on the fill and finish basis to be supplied to the government.

However, Dr Adham said the company still had to comply with all regulations related to registration with the National Pharmaceutical Regulatory Agency (NPRA) and the Drug Control Authority of Malaysia before it could undertake the supply of the CanSino vaccine.

"If the company fails to obtain the required registration approval, the agreement can be revoked because the government emphasises effectiveness, safety and quality," he said. - Bernama

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 1
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3
Subscribe now to our Premium Plan for an ad-free and unlimited reading experience!

Dr Adham Baba , Covid-19 , vaccine , CanSino , SolBio

   

Next In Nation

Probe against Thomas is about maintaining integrity of AGC, says Umno
Fisherman missing for 14 hours found clinging to plastic barrel
Three-year-old boy dies, allegedly abused by father's friend, foreign maid
Flash flood victims in Johor drop to 113
Teen held, 201kg of ketum leaves seized
Hajiji-Kitingan meeting stirs talks on former CM as potential TYT candidate
Sabah cops: No kidnapping attempt involving SK Pekan Telupid pupil
Opposition fears rejection of people in bid to delay GE15, says Zahid
Malaysia selected as member of International Telecommunication Union Council for 2023-2026
Lahad Datu police seize RM17,000 worth of illicit cigarettes, arrest man in raid

Others Also Read