Data shows making AstraZeneca vaccine opt-in boosted confidence in NIP

Geraldine Tong

Modified 3 May 2021, 8:54 am

Public confidence in the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme (NIP) has been boosted after the government removed the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine and made it an opt-in choice for the public instead, Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said, referring to data on the matter.

He said that the voluntary programme was created due to "vaccine hesitancy" over the British-manufactured vaccine.

“The whole reason for having the opt-in for the AstraZeneca vaccine was due to...

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