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Malaysia : 6 Million To Get Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine In 2021!

Malaysia purchased enough Pfizer mRNA COVID-19 vaccine, to vaccinate about 6 million citizens in 2021.


Malaysia : 6 Million To Get Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine In 2021!

Malaysia just announced that they signed an agreement to purchase 12.8 million doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday, 24 November 2020.

The 12.8 million doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine will only ship in limited quantities in the first quarter of 2021, followed by three tranches over the rest of the year :

The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine requires two doses per person, so that’s only enough to vaccinate a maximum of 6.4 million people – approximately 20% of the Malaysian population.

Some of the doses are expected to go to waste, because of the difficult storage and usage requirements of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. Distributing and administering this vaccine will be a logistical nightmare.

Vaccinating 20% of the population across the entire year is nowhere close enough to create herd immunity. So the Pfizer vaccine will likely play only a supporting role to other COVID-19 vaccines that are cheaper and easier to administer.


Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine : A Quick Primer

The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is an mRNA-based vaccine, which teaches your cells to create proteins that mimic the SARS-CoV-2 virus, thereby triggering an immune response.

The Pfizer vaccine requires extreme refrigeration, which greatly complicates logistics :

Hence, vaccination using the Pfizer vaccine is likely to occur only in selected government hospitals in major cities.


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