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Malaysia buys additional 12.2 million doses of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine

Reuters logo Reuters 11/01/2021
a hand holding a blue toothbrush: Health professional Tatjana Lang prepares a syringe with a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in Pfaffenhofen an der Ilm © Reuters/ANDREAS GEBERT Health professional Tatjana Lang prepares a syringe with a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in Pfaffenhofen an der Ilm

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia on Monday signed a deal to buy an additional 12.2 million doses of a COVID-19 vaccine manufactured by U.S. and German drugmakers Pfizer and BioNTech, the health ministry said in a statement.


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The deal brings the total amount of the Pfizer vaccines procured by Malaysia to 25 million doses, enough to cover 39% of its population, the ministry said.

(Reporting by Rozanna Latiff; Editing by Martin Petty)

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