Malaysian ministry to recommend free COVID-19 vaccine for all citizens

CYBERJAYA: Malaysia’s Science, Technology and Innovation Ministry will recommend to the Cabinet that the COVID-19 vaccine is provided free to all Malaysians, said minister Khairy Jamaluddin on Wednesday (Aug 19).

“The Cabinet has not decided yet, but my recommendation is that once we have purchased the COVID-19 vaccine, they should be given to all Malaysians free of charge,” he told a press conference after the launch of the National Technology and Innovation Sandbox.

READ: Malaysia in talks with China over potential MOU for early access to COVID-19 vaccine: Science and technology minister

Malaysia is in talks with China over a potential memorandum of understanding to ensure access to the COVID-19 vaccine when it is safe to use, said Khairy earlier this month.

Khairy said on Wednesday that apart from China, Malaysia is also looking at other vaccine manufacturers.

“The National Pharmaceutical Regulatory Division under the Health Ministry requires

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