Selangor Journal
Containers carrying the first batch of Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccines are unloaded from a plane at the MASkargo Complex in Sepang, on February 21, 2021. — Picture by REUTERS

Selangor receives 78,000 doses of vaccine from Federal, priority to frontliners

By Sheeda Fathil

SHAH ALAM, Feb 23 — Selangor has received 78,000 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine from the Federal government, which will be prioritised for state representatives and frontliners.

State executive councillor for public health Dr Siti Mariah Mahmud said the distribution of the vaccines will be done in stages according to the target groups.

“We will do a detailed study of the first group that will receive the injection considering that there are over 40,000 frontliners in Selangor,” she told SelangorKini.

Dr Siti Mariah said the distribution will be done fairly and had also asked the people to cooperate and wait patiently for their turn as per schedule.

A total of 312,390 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine had arrived at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) on Sunday from a Belgian factory.

According to the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme, the first phase of the injection covers frontliners, followed by high-risk groups, the elderly, vulnerable groups, people with disabilities (OKU) and adults aged 18-years-old and above.

Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yasin will become the first individual to be inoculated tomorrow, followed by Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

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