PUTRAJAYA, Feb 17 — The government will sign a COVID-19 vaccine procurement contract with Johnson & Johnson from the United States soon, says Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Khairy Jamaluddin.
He said so far, the clinical information on this vaccine has been positive and based on the recommendation of the COVID-19 Vaccine Supply Access Guarantee Special Committee (JKJAV), the Cabinet decided to purchase the vaccine.
“We are still in the discussion process and I understand that Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba will soon sign a contract for Malaysia to procure the vaccine from Johnson & Johnson.
“….and only after that will we send the vaccine to the National Pharmaceutical Regulatory Agency (NPRA) for evaluation.”
Khairy said this at a news conference on coordination by the COVID-19 Immunisation Task Force (CITF) to manage the National COVID-19 Immunisation Programme , here, today.