This morning Malaysia has received one million doses of Covid-19 Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine from the United States, which arrived at Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport for distribution.
The shipment is from an initial batch of 80 million United States-made vaccine doses that the Biden administration pledged last month to share globally amidst concern about the disparity in vaccination rates between advanced and developing countries.
US Ambassador to Malaysia, Brian McFeeters said the United States is committed to working with Malaysia to defeat the Covid-19 pandemic and achieve global health security.
In an official statement, Brian said, “the US and Malaysia have a long, solid partnership in public health issues, and it is our top priority right now to assist Malaysia in saving lives.”
“We are committed to working with the Malaysian government to support the National Covid-19 Immunisation Program by increasing vaccine coverage and helping to achieve its target for recovery as quickly as possible.”
Furthermore, the US has pledged to provide vaccines to the Philippines, Vietnam, Indonesia, Thailand, Laos, Papua New Guinea and Cambodia.