Sabah to receive 2.89 mln doses of vaccine in September – Khairy

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah would receive 2.89 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine this month towards increasing the vaccination rate in the state, said Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin.
He said with the delivery of the vaccine supply, the government was confident that Sabah could increase its vaccination rate to 60,000 or up to 70,000 doses daily to enable 60 per cent of the state’s adult population to be vaccinated by the end of this month.
“We are still maintaining the target of 60 per cent of the state’s adult population to be fully vaccinated by the end of this September and 80 per cent by the end of October in accordance with the targeted value set.
“To achieve this target, we will hold more mobile outreach programmes. The state (Sabah) government and Health Department will plan over 130 outreach programmes this September and October,” Khairy said at a news conference held at Menara Kinabalu, here, today.
Earlier, he and Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Hajiji Noor jointly chaired the state-level COVID-19 Immunisation Task Force (CITF) Meeting, here.


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