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COVID-19: Focus on first dose and speed before talking about second shot!


A VETERAN unionist urged the Government to focus on providing the first shot of COVID-19 vaccines everyone, instead of shifting gears to the second dose.

“The logic is simple. There are many people out there who have yet to receive even their first dose due to the slow vaccination programme.

“For example, teachers in school have been vaccinated but we have yet to inoculate security guards, cleaners and other non-teaching staff,” UNI-Malaysia Labour Centre (UNI-MLC) president Datuk Mohamed Shafie BP Mammal told FocusM.

Datuk Mohamed Shafie BP Mammal

Last week, The Edge reported that Malaysia’s daily COVID-19 vaccination rate exceeded 400,000 doses for two straight days, with 424,541 doses administered on July 13, up from 421,479 doses previously.

Of the 424,541 doses of vaccines given out, 260,286 went to first-dose recipients, while the remainder

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