AstraZeneca dose interval shortened to six weeks from nine effective Oct 1


  • Nation
  • Friday, 24 Sep 2021

PUTRAJAYA: The Health Ministry is shortening the interval between doses of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine from nine weeks to six weeks, effective Oct 1.

Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said this is to make it easier for those who are given the AstraZeneca vaccine to complete their dosage.

Malaysia started administering the AstraZeneca vaccine in May, with the initial plan to implement a 12-week interval as it offered a higher 82.4% efficacy rate against the disease.

However, due to rising Covid-19 cases in July, it was then decided to reduce the dosing interval to nine weeks so that more individuals can be fully vaccinated earlier.

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