Health Minister: Malaysian researchers developing two Covid-19 vaccines


PETALING JAYA: Malaysia is developing two types of Covid-19 vaccines under the Institute for Medical Research (IMR), says Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba.

The two vaccines being developed by a group of researchers at the IMR are the ribonucleic acid vaccine or messenger RNA vaccine (mRNA) and inactivated vaccine types.

"It is part of our efforts to increase our capacity for vaccine development, as well as in preparing for future pandemics," said Dr Adham in a statement on Sunday (June 13).

The currently ongoing National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme offers three vaccines, the Pfizer-BioNTech, Sinovac and AstraZeneca, all of which are imported.

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