25 August 2021
The second batch of 43,200 doses of the CanSino single-dose vaccine have arrived safely in Sabah today.
The supplies were flown via MasKargo’s MH6312, which departed at 6.30am from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and arrived at MasKargo Terminal I, Kota Kinabalu International Airport (KKIA) at 9.05am.
Deputy Sabah State Secretary (administration) Datuk Masnah Matsalleh said priority for the vaccines would be given to people in rural areas and islands throughout Sabah.
“The distribution of this vaccine has been decided by the Health Ministry. So far, the vaccines received are adequate for the recipients that have been identified.
“The first batch of 50,800 single-dose CanSino vaccines arrived yesterday,” she said.
Masnah, who is also Sabah Covid-19 Immunisation Task Force (CITF) director said the state will receive 86,000 doses of the same vaccine on Aug 27.
She added that with the additional supply of vaccines, Sabah is able to speed up the rate of inoculation to achieve herd immunity before year’s end.
“In addition to the second batch of CanSino vaccines, we had also received 70,000 doses of the Sinovac vaccine today.
“Other than that, on Monday, we also received 252,720 doses of Pfizer vaccine.
“We were informed that on Friday, we will receive some more supply of vaccines from Sarawak and Selangor,” she said.