On February 16, 2021, Malaysia's National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme Handbook (which can be downloaded at www.vaksincovid.gov.my) was launched in a virtual ceremony by Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin. The handbook, which was published by the Covid-19 Vaccine Supply Access Guarantee Special Committee (JKJAV), offers key information about the government's Covid-19 immunisation strategy, which groups will be vaccinated first, how to register for the programme and what the public should know about the five varieties of Covid-19 vaccines purchased for this plan.
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According to the handbook, the government aims for at least 80 per cent of Malaysia's adult population to be vaccinated by February 2022 to reduce the spread of this virus. Out of the 21 million Malaysians who have registered to be vaccinated, 20.5 million have so far received their first dose as of this week according to statistics from www.vaksincovid.gov.my.
Currently, approximately 49 per cent of the population has been fully vaccinated with two doses (approximately 68 per cent of the adult population in Malaysia).
From dosage to efficacy rates, here's what to know about the vaccines used in Malaysia's national immunisation plan.