Malaysia Approves COVID-19 Vaccinations for Teens Aged 12-17

The Malaysian health ministry has approved administering Sinovac vaccines to teens aged 12 to 17 with provisional measures.

The health ministry said that the country’s drug regulator recommended teenagers without comorbidities to be prioritized for Sinovac. Teens younger than 18 started receiving virus jabs last month after 80 percent of adults have been vaccinated, covering 62 percent of the 32-million populace.

In July, Malaysia announced that it would cease administering Sinovac shots when supplies ran out, as it supplied other vaccines for the country, but the country continued to receive additional vaccine shots. 

The Malaysian foreign ministry said that China pledged a million doses of Sinovac after donating 500,000 shots in July. 

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