PM: Daily vaccination rate surpasses 420,000, good news towards achieving herd immunity

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  • Tuesday, 13 Jul 2021

Muhyiddin (right) talking to medical frontliners during his visit to Hospital Tengku Ampuan Rahimah in Klang on Tuesday. - Bernamapic

KLANG (Bernama): The daily Covid-19 vaccination rate which has surpassed 420,000 doses yesterday is a good news for Malaysia to achieve herd immunity before the end of this year, Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said.

"This is good news because it (daily vaccination rate) is among the highest in the world and if we follow the vaccination phases, I think we can achieve the number of people that needs to be vaccinated before the end of this year and the process seems to run smoothly,” he told reporters after visiting Tengku Ampuan Rahimah Hospital (HTAR) here Tuesday (July 13).

The Prime Minister said he has also ordered National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme coordinating minister Khairy Jamaluddin to purchase any available vaccine.

"Although we have purchased a lot (of vaccine), the delivery was delayed. So, if there were available supplies, or if Pharmaniaga, for example, can supply us with two or three million doses more, we will buy it. This is the commitment of the Perikatan Nasional government,” he said.

Yesterday, the country’s daily vaccination rate hit a record high at 421,479 doses, of which 264,034 were administered as the first dose, and 157,445 others as the second dose.

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