Ministry of Science, Technology, and Innovation Malaysia has emphasised that the first one million doses of Pfizer vaccines will be delivered on time with assurance from the European Union (EU) and the Belgium ambassadors.
The Special Committee on Covid-19 Vaccine Supply (JKJAV) is aware that the recent announcement of the EU’s export controls of the EU manufactured vaccines.
“Today I held a discussion with the EU Ambassador to Malaysia, HE Michalis Rokas, and the Ambassador of the Kingdom to Belgium to Malaysia, HE Pascal H. Gregoire for further clarification regarding the status of the vaccine’s deliveries in Malaysia,” MOSTI Minister, Khairy Jamaluddin said.
The Belgian Ambassador has given reassurance that the Pfizer vaccine which have been manufactured in Puurs, Belgium, will be fulfilled on the Advanced Purchase Agreement and applying the export authorisation.
The Ambassador also assured Khairy the vaccines’ delivery will be scheduled beginning of the month.
“The government has asked Pfizer to request immediate export approval from the Belgium government. For the record, the first shipment of the one million doses of the vaccine will be used in Phase One of inoculation for frontliners and will be delivered in stages over the first quarter,” Khairy added.
The Covid-19 immunisation plan is expected to roll out according to plan via the assurances of the EU and the Belgian Ambassadors.