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Malaysia begins covid vaccinations, PM Yassinx gets first shot 

More than half a million health care and front-line workers will be given priority in the first phase.

Published: 24th February 2021 03:32 PM  |   Last Updated: 24th February 2021 03:32 PM   |  A+A-

Malaysia's Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin receiving the first dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine.(Photo| AFP)

Malaysia's Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin receiving the first dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine.(Photo| AFP)

By PTI

KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin received Malaysia's first COVID-19 vaccine shot on Wednesday at the start of its inoculation campaign.

"I did not feel anything at all. It was all over before I realised, just like a normal injection. Don't worry, come forward anytime," he said at a ceremony broadcast live.

Health Director-General Noor Hisham Abdullah was also among the first to be vaccinated.

Malaysia, which has signed deals with several vaccine suppliers including Pfizer and AstroZeneca, aims to vaccinate up to 80 per cent of its 32 million people by next year.

More than half a million health care and front-line workers will be given priority in the first phase.



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