96% of adults inoculated with Malaysia approved for Sinobac · AZ booster shot

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Malaysia, which has nearly completed adult doses of COVID-19 vaccine, has approved Sinovac, AstraZeneca booster doses and booster shots.

According to the Malaysian Ministry of Health, as of the 17th, 95.5% of the adult population and 76.3% of the total population had completed the second dose of the coronavirus vaccine.

Health officials have announced that they have approved the booster shot for those 18 years of age and older who have been vaccinated with the Sinovac and AstraZeneca vaccines.

Nour Hisham Abdullah, Director General of Health, said, “Sinovac vaccine booster shot is given 3 to 6 months after the second dose, and AstraZeneca vaccine booster shot is given 6 months after the second dose.”

A Malaysian pharmaceutical company, Parmaniaga, a supplier of Sinovac vaccine, announced, “Those who wish to receive the booster shot can be vaccinated at their own expense at private hospitals and clinics designated by the government.”

Information on how the AstraZeneca Vaccine Booster Shot will be administered is not yet available.

8.75 million people in high-risk groups, including the elderly, health care workers and nursing home workers, have been able to get free Pfizer vaccine booster shots at government facilities since mid-March.

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Reference-news.sbs.co.kr

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