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How safe is the Pfizer vaccine and how was it done so quickly?

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Modified 28 Jan 2021, 10:34 am

KINIGUIDEIn the year-long battle against Covid-19, researchers have worked hard to create a vaccine against the coronavirus which has killed nearly two million people across the globe.

The pharmaceutical companies have accelerated the vaccine development process and succeeded in coming up with several promising vaccines within months instead of years.

This extraordinary feat, however, sparked questions among sceptics on the safety and efficacy of the vaccines.

Many of these sceptics include Malaysians themselves. Debate on social media has intensified regarding the safety of Covid-19 vaccines with many expressing concern that the vaccine development process has been rushed.


WATCH: Can I trust the vaccine? An expert's view on the matter

The first batch of Covid-19 vaccines is expected to arrive in late February – part of an order for 12.8 million doses of a vaccine co-developed by Pfizer and BioNTech that will cover 6.4 million Malaysians or 20 percent of its population of 32 million people.

In this instalment of KiniGuide, we look into this first of many Covid-19 vaccines bound for Malaysia, particularly with regard to safety ...

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