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Malaysia health minister Khairy refutes claims that his son was injected with air instead of COVID-19 vaccine

In the clip of Raif receiving his first jab of COVID-19 vaccine, the nurse had proven Mr Khairy, who was holding the digicam, the paediatric dosage of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.

His spouse Nori Abdullah was seen holding Raif’s hand. 

Mr Khairy was heard joking with the nurse and asking if the syringe was stuffed with air, to which the nurse replied: “No! This is 0.2ml, kid’s dose.” 

“Relieved that he has been protected from COVID-19,” Mr Khairy had mentioned on Twitter following Raif’s vaccination, whereas urging different mother and father to register their youngsters for the vaccination programme.

Malaysia’s vaccination drive for youngsters aged between 5 and 12 started on Feb 3. 

According to the Ministry of Health’s figures, a complete of 892,974 youngsters have registered for the vaccination, whereas 246,869 youngsters have obtained their first dose as of Tuesday.

Malaysia reported 22,133 new COVID-19 instances on Tuesday, marking the fifth consecutive day of over 20,000 every day infections. 

It is Malaysia’s second highest every day tally this 12 months, after reporting 22,802 new instances on Saturday. 

Mr Khairy had mentioned that the Omicron wave is anticipated to peak within the second half of March.



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