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Number of vaccinated healthcare workers with COVID-19 10 times lower than pre-vaccine average: Malaysian minister

COVID-19 cases among vaccinated healthcare workers in Malaysia 10 times lower after immunisation regime: Minister

19/4/2021 7:03:00 AM

COVID-19 cases among vaccinated healthcare workers in Malaysia 10 times lower after immunisation regime: Minister

KUALA TERENGGANU: The number of vaccinated healthcare workers in Malaysia testing positive for COVID-19 is 10 times lower than the number of cases ...

BookmarkKUALA TERENGGANU: The number of vaccinated healthcare workers in Malaysia testing positive for COVID-19 is 10 times lower than the number of cases among healthcare workers before the inoculation regime, said Deputy Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation Ahmad Amzad Hashim.

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When COVID-19 first hit Malaysia in March last year, Malaysia had an average of 436 infections among health workers each month.AdvertisementAdvertisementIn all, nearly 4,800 health workers were infected with COVID-19 between March 2020 and February 2021, he said, citing a statement made by Health Director-General Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah in February.

Ahmad Amzad's comments come after news on Saturday that40 health workers in Malaysia had tested positive for COVID-19after completing both COVID-19 jabs.Nine of them were infected more than two weeks after receiving their second dose, while 31 were infected less than two weeks after their second jab, said Dr Noor Hisham on Saturday. headtopics.com

AdvertisementAdvertisement"The total of 40 health workers infected with COVID-19, compared to 438,000 individuals who have completed two doses of the vaccine, is a very small percentage," he said in a statement on Monday."This is because 99.9 per cent of the individuals who have completed the two doses of the vaccine are not infected, even though they are frontline workers who deal with COVID-19 patients on a daily basis."

He added that the 40 who tested positive for the disease did not experience severe symptoms.Ahmad Amzad said the development was in line with the implementation of the National COVID-19 Immunisation Programme, which aims to reduce the number of COVID-19 infections and severity of symptoms.

AdvertisementREAD: What you should know about getting infected after COVID-19 vaccinationOn Monday, Minister of Science, Technology, and Innovation Khairy Jamaluddin said in a Facebook post that being fully vaccinated does not mean one cannot be infected.

"But if we are fully vaccinated and infected with COVID-19, we will not be experiencing severe symptoms," he said. Read more: CNA »

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