Health Ministry left with 1.1 million doses of expired vaccines

DIANA AZIS
DIANA AZIS
16 Feb 2023 05:18pm
Photo for illustration purposes only - Source: 123RF
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PUTRAJAYA - A total of 1.10 million doses of vaccines procured by the Health Ministry have passed their expiry date by between one and 2,112 days, namely those of the Cansino, Comirnaty, and AstraZeneca brands.

Auditor General Datuk Seri Nik Azman Nik Abdul Majid said the Health Ministry (MoH) had spent RM4.462 billion out of the RM5.577 billion allocation for the procurement of 75.88 million doses of vaccines consisting of Comirnaty, AstraZeneca, CoronaVac, and Convidecia brands.

The audit review found that as of April 2022, a total of 71.26 million doses had been used, and there were still 11.59 million doses remaining.

"Of the remaining amount, 1.10 million vaccine doses have expired between one and 212 days," he said during a media briefing on the Auditor General's Report Series 2 Year 2021 on Thursday.

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