Malaysia received Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine earlier [METROTV]

Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia will receive the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine a week earlier on February 21.

Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said, with the arrival of the Covid-19 vaccine, the implementation of the National Covid-19 Immunization Program for the first phase will begin on February 26.

“The first phase will involve myself and the front line staff from that day until April.

“The second phase will start in April until August involving high risk groups while the third phase involving adults aged 18 and above will start from May 2021 until February 2022,” he said.

Commenting further, Muhyiddin said, the comprehensive immunization program aims to ensure that group immunity can be formed in the community to break the chain of transmission of Covid-19 infection and end the pandemic.

He added that the program will have a positive impact on the whole country, especially the reopening of the economic and tourism sectors.

“We can visit each other, sports activities can also be practiced but by adopting a new normal.

“This is what I mean when I say that the Covid-19 vaccine is one of the main hopes for us to win the war against Covid-19. Certainly, a new chapter will open with the start of the National Covid-19 Immunization Program,” he said.

Therefore, he called on the community not to take it easy and immediately register to get the vaccine.

“Remind relatives and friends to participate. Make sure we are present at the appointed time for the first dose and also the second dose, because when we are protected, we can also protect others, especially loved ones,” he said.

He said this at the launch of the National Covid-19 Immunization Program Handbook which was broadcast live, today.

The Immunization Program Handbook can be downloaded at

Covid-19 VACCINE from Pfizer-BioNTech. PHOTO AFP

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