KLIA – “I will be taking the vaccine approved by the government next,” Khairy Jamaluddin Abu Bakar answered when asked when he would be vaccinated against the Covid-19 after several leaders and Cabinet ministers have been immunised.
According to him, he has been observing the opinion of the people and some said that the dignitaries and frontliners have taken the ‘good stuffs’ through the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine since the supply arrived in the country last week.
“I see that Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, Director-General of Health Tan Sri Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah and several other Cabinet Ministers and frontliners have receive the Pfizer-BioNtech vaccine since its launch on 24 February.
“So, through that, the people are getting more confident with the efficacy of Pfizer’s vaccine as they don’t see any side effects from its injection since last Wednesday. However, they said that happened because the leaders are getting the good stuffs.
“I have decided yesterday that I will be taking the vaccine approved after this,” he said in a news conference after the arrival of the first batch of Sinovac at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) today.
Elaborating further the Coordinating Minister for the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme (PICK) said that he is not avoiding from the Pfizer vaccine as it is not good.
“I want to become a leader who can provide an example to the people that the following vaccine is effective and to convince the people and encourage them to take the vaccine.
“I will take the next approved vaccine, if it is Sinovac from China, or from Russia, I will take whichever that will be approved after this.
“But, I won’t be taking Pfizer’s. In addition, I am also not sure which vaccine will follow after this but I am ready to be injected with it,” he said. –MalaysiaGazette