Malaysia To Stop Using Sinovac Vaccine, Will Switch To Pfizer

Malaysia To Stop Using Sinovac Vaccine, Will Switch To Pfizer

The country had ordered more of the U.S. vaccine, thus the shift, the health minister says.

Andrew H. Sweet

Malaysia will stop using China's Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine, the health minister said without specifying why.

Earlier, Thailand and Indonesia announced that many of their citizens would get a non-Sinovac booster jab if they had received the Chinese shot.

Malaysia's vaccine supply currently consists of jabs from Pfizer, AstraZeneca, and Sinovac. Single-dose vaccines, China's Cansino and the American Johnson & Johnson, were recently approved for use by the country's drug administration.

Under a renegotiated deal with Pfizer, Malaysia will receive 25 million doses between July and September.

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