Malaysia Provides Free COVID-19 Vaccinations To Foreign Migrants

Malaysia Provides Free COVID-19 Vaccinations Even To Refugees

MALAYSIA PROVIDES FREE COVID-19 VACCINATIONS – Malaysia has been highly regarded as a country with one of the best coronavirus response programs.

In addition to this, Malaysia aims to vaccinate at least 80% of its 32 million population within 2021. During a recent announcement, the Malaysian government stated:

A safe environment free from COVID-19 can only be achieved when as many Malaysian residents as possible are immunized

During a pandemic, providing vaccinations is a humanitarian step

Still, the government said that it would prioritize Malaysians with the vaccination of foreign residents to be announced on a later date. Meanwhile, science minister Khairy Jamaluddin said the vaccinations would cover refugees registered with the UNHCR.

Malaysia Provides Free COVID-19 Vaccinations To Foreign Migrants
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Furthermore, undocumented migrants could also avail of the free vaccination. Additionally, Malaysia has procured enough vaccines to reach its targets after striking a deal with Pfizer and BioNTech.

Along with this, it also expects to get vaccines from Gamaleya Research Institute in Russia and China’s Sinovac and CanSino. Moreover, they also had two separate shipments from AstraZeneca under the global COVAX facility.

In the Philippines, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said vaccines could arrive come February 15. However, Department of Health spokesperson and undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said a date for the vaccine arrival and distribution has yet to be specified.

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