The Rojak Pot

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.

 

COVID-19 : How To Keep Safe!

Here are a few simple steps to stay safe from COVID-19 :

Recommended : COVID-19 : Hand Sanitiser or Soap? Which Is Better?
Recommended : Surgical Mask : How To CORRECTLY Wear + Remove!
Recommended :
Grocery Shopping Safety During COVID-19
Recommended : COVID-19 Food Safety : Fruits, Vegetables, Takeouts

 

Recommended Reading

 

Support Us!

If you like our work, you can help support us by visiting our sponsors, or even donating to our fund. Any help you can render is greatly appreciated!


Exit mobile version