A total of 14 million doses of Sinovac vaccine will be sold to states and private sectors to speed up the vaccination process in the country.
Deputy Prime Minister, Dato’ Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the sale will be conducted by Pharmaniaga and each application will be evaluated and assessed by the Special Committee for Ensuring Access to COVID-19 Vaccine Supply (JKJAV) to avoid any party’s monopoly of vaccine.
According to him, Pharmaniaga will bottle as well as import the Sinovac vaccines.
“Some states like Selangor have requested to sell to them directly, but JKJAV has its own program schedule and it has only now obtained permission to sell it.
“Applications are open now, and currently, we have received applications from several state governments, government-linked companies (GLCs), companies and private hospitals,” he said after handing over the last batch of COVID-19 Sinovac supply from Pharmaniaga to the Ministry of Health (MOH), in Shah Alam, Selangor.
However, he stressed that the price for the doses of the vaccine will be determined later.
Ismail Sabri said, Pharmaniaga has completed the remaining of the total distribution of 12.4 million Sinovac vaccines today (July 22) which should be obtained in November.
He said the government had also approved two million more doses which were signed on July 19, totalling to 14.4 million Sinovac vaccines.