COVID-19 Vaccine Availability Throughout Asia

1. Malaysia

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The Southeast Asian country has consented to purchase 12.8 million dosages of the Pfizer immunization, turning Malaysia into the main nation in the area to report an arrangement with the U.S. drugmaker after some communicated reservations over the requirement for the super cold stockpiling environment that the antibody requires. Pfizer will convey the main cluster of 1 million dosages in the primary quarter one year from now.

2. China

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China has not declared inventory agreements alongside Western drugmakers. Rather, they have chosen to collaborate with privately owned businesses in China itself. 

AstraZeneca's vaccine might be affirmed in China by mid-2021 and its Chinese accomplice Shenzhen Kangtai Biological Products Co Ltd plans a yearly creation limit of at any rate 100 million doses before the current year's over. 

China has likewise affirmed three vaccine applicants created by Sinovac Biotech Ltd and state-possessed China National Pharmaceutical Group (Sinopharm) for crisis use, and Sinopharm trusts its two up-and-comers will get contingent endorsement for general utilization this year.

3. Japan

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Japan has arrangements to purchase 120 million dosages from Pfizer/BioNTech in the beginning portion of the year, one year from now and 120 million from AstraZeneca. The initial 30 million from AstraZeneca will be sent by March 2021. Novavax will be sending 250 million. 

Specialists said vaccine producers would have to lead Phase I and II preliminaries in Japan prior to looking for endorsement for use.

4. South Korea

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South Korea has arrangements to purchase 20 million portions each from AstraZeneca, Pfizer and Moderna and another 4 million doses from Johnson and Johnson's Janssen, which is sufficient to provide for 34 million individuals. South Korea will also purchase more dosages for 10 million individuals through COVAX.

5. India

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The leading man of the Serum Institute of India, which produces the AstraZeneca antibody, said that the positive late-state preliminary results of the applicant will permit it to look for emergency use endorsement by year-end. This is prior to making sure about endorsement for full introduction by the first quarter of next year. India likewise expects a government supported vaccine to be dispatched as right on time in February.

Though Malaysia may not be one of the first countries to get the COVID-19 vaccine, we can all be patient and keep excited as it is being distributed world wide! Do not let your guard down even with a vaccine in place and remember to keep following SOPs!

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