Selangor launches sale of coronavirus vaccines to employers

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Update: Selangor state authorities will sell vaccines from Chinese firm Sinovac Biotech

Selangor state is allowing business owners to purchase coronavirus vaccines online.

Authorities launched its vaccine website yesterday, for employers operating businesses out of Selangor to register their interest.

Called Selangkah Vax, a 50% deposit is also required upon confirmation of their appointments. Vaccines will be administered at various workplaces or selected clinics. Those registering for vaccines on its site were also required to use its contact tracing app.

A document sent to Coconuts by Selangkah revealed that the 2.5 million doses of vaccines for sale would be from Chinese firm Sinovac Biotech, however its price would be “disclosed in due time.” An invoice with the price quotation will be sent to interested parties within 24 hours of registration.

The program is expected to include individuals and families at a later date, according to the website.

This initiative is separate from the government’s main inoculation program, which has given about 729,000 people, or over 2% of the population both doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. A total of 268,000 people will get their first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine by the end of June.

Malaysia has recorded 479,421 COVID-19 infections and 1,947 deaths, with Selangor leading at 1,743 new cases reported today.

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