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M'sia to spend RM16.6m on ultra-cold storage facilities for Pfizer vaccine

Annabelle Lee

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Modified 5 Jan 2021, 9:30 am

COVID-19 | The government will be spending RM16.6 million in public funds on storage facilities and equipment required by the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine.

Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said today that the allocation will cover the purchase of 55 ultra-low temperature freezers used to store the vaccine vials.

Each freezer is estimated to cost between RM70,000 and RM80,000. The Pfizer vaccine needs to be stored at -70 degrees.

Aside from these “cold boxes”, Khairy said the government will also need to purchase “other related medical supplies” to store the vaccines...

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