27 February 2021
The task of ensuring the safety of the Covid-19 Sinovac vaccine, which is scheduled to arrive here this morning, will be undertaken by the Serdang district police headquarters, as its storage centre will be under the administration of the police headquarters.
Serdang police chief Assistant Commissioner Razali Abu Samah said the Sinovac vaccine is expected to arrive at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) at about 9am and security will be implemented by the Selangor contingent police.
“Once the convoy of vehicles carrying the vaccine enters Serdang, we will take over until the vaccine reaches the storage centre,” he said after attending the ‘First Day At School’ Programme of the Serdang District Police Headquarters (IPD) here yesterday.
Razali said a number of officers and policemen would be stationed inside and outside the Sinovac vaccine storage area at all times until it has been distributed to recipients.
“Officers and policemen will be on duty for 24 hours in rotation, according to shifts, to ensure the vaccine storage area is secure,” he said.
Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Khairy Jamaluddin, through a post on Twitter on Feb 19, said the National Pharmaceutical Regulatory Division (NPRA) is in the process of evaluating Sinovac clinical data.
The Sinovac vaccine has passed the third stage of clinical trials in several countries including Brazil, Turkey and Indonesia. – BERNAMA