Govt to reconsider administering Pfizer vaccine to teenagers says Khairy
Reports of side effects such like heart inflammation, especially among male recipients has made the government to reconsider its decision to administer Pfizer jabs to adolescents.
Khairy Jamaluddin, who is the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme Coordinating Minister, said that his party would be meeting with the the Ministry of Health (MoH) and the Ministry of Education (MoE) to discuss the matter.
In a press conference on the development of the immunization program where Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba is also present, he said that they are on the lookout on the developments of the side effects, but noted that it does not change their decision on acquiring Pfizer. He added that it only had something to do with whether to administer the Pfizer vaccine to teenagers or not due to many incidents of heart inflammation among the group.
According to Khairy, the Pfizer side effects issue had already been presented by the Special Committee on Covid-19 Vaccine Supply Access Guarantee to him and Dr Adham.