Malaysia says delivery of Thai-made AstraZeneca vaccines delayed

FILE PHOTO: Vials with a sticker reading, “COVID-19 / Coronavirus vaccine / Injection only” and a medical syringe are seen in front of a displayed AstraZeneca logo in this illustration taken October 31, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysia is expecting deliveries of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines manufactured by Thailand’s Siam Bioscience to be delayed, science minister Khairy Jamaluddin told reporters on Wednesday.

The first shipment of 610,000 doses from Thailand is scheduled for this month, followed by 410,000 doses in July and 1.2 million doses between August and September, the government had said previously.

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