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Sabah receives second batch of CanSino vaccine

0 month ago, 25-Aug-2021

The CanSino vaccines being loaded into a container after arriving in Kota Kinabalu.

KOTA KINABALU: The second batch of 43,200 single-dose CanSino Covid-19 vaccines safely arrived in Sabah on Wednesday.

The vaccines were transported using MH6312 MasKargo flight, which departed at 6.30 am from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and arrived at MasKargo Terminal I Kota Kinabalu International Airport, at 9.05 am.

Deputy State Secretary (Administration), Datuk Masnah Matsalleh said residents in the interior and rural areas and islands throughout Sabah would be given priority to receive the vaccines.

“The distribution of these vaccines has been set in the districts by the Ministry of Health Malaysia.

So far, the vaccines received are adequate for the target needs.

“The first batch of 50,800 doses of CanSino vaccine arrived the previous day,” she said.

Masnah, who is also the director of the Sabah Covid-19 Immunization Task Force (CITF), informed that Sabah will receive 86,000 doses of the same vaccine on August 27.

With the additional supply from several states, she said Sabah will be able to meet the vaccination target.

In addition to the second batch of CanSino vaccine, we also received 70,000 doses of SinoVac vaccine today.

This week, we are also expected to receive 252,720 doses of Pfizer vaccine on Monday.

“We will also receive supply of vaccines from Sarawak and Selangor. So, the existing vaccines can meet the vaccination target in Sabah,” she said.

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