Dr Sim: Sinovac, AstraZenaca booster shot approval will reduce vaccine hesitancy 30-40 pct

Dr Sim Kui Hian. File Photo

KUCHING, Nov 25: The approval of Sinovac and AstraZenaca Covid-19  vaccines for booster doses will reduce the vaccine hesitancy in Sarawak substantially by 30 to 40 per cent, says Minister for Local Government and Housing Dato Sri Dr Sim Kui Hian.

Dr Sim in a Facebook post yesterday said the current Covid-19 vaccines are still three doses for anyone above 18-years-old to ensure a lower risk of death and severe Covid-19 infection.

Dr Sim, who is also a cardiologist, urged those who are eligible for booster shots to get the jab and to not hesitate to do so.


“Long awaited great news on booster for Sinovac and AstraZenaca.

“Finally those who have been ‘waiting’ for Sinovac as booster dose is allowed by KKM (Kementerian Kesihatan Malaysia),” he said.

Dr Sim extended his appreciation to Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin for getting the medical experts in KKM to re-examine the local and international data for the latest policy. — DayakDaily