Health Ministry to receive Covid-19 vaccine phase 3 clinical study next week, says Dr Noor Hisham

Published on 30 Nov 2020 9:34:23 PM

The government is expected to receive the clinical reports of the third phase of testing of a potential Covid-19 vaccine next week, said Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

The Health director-general said that on Monday, adding that the government was in negotiation with 10 companies, including Pfizer and its partner BioNTech, for the potential Covid-19 vaccine but did not reveal which pharmaceutical company would be submitting its clinical report to the government next week.

The government, he said, had taken proactive steps to procure the vaccines in advance so as not to be caught in a bind as it did when the country was experiencing a second wave of infections and needed crucial equipment such as ventilators and personal protective equipment (PPE).