- A study by the Institute of Clinical Research reports that full vaccinations have reduced infections by 88% and ICU admissions by 83%.
- Full vaccinations have reduced the risk of death by 88%.
Do The Covid Vaccines Really Work In Malaysia
The Real World Vaccine Effectiveness In Malaysia
Soon, Malaysians will be able to travel interstate and also abroad once 90% of total adults get fully vaccinated. This is great news, indeed! With our rapid vaccination rate, it's to no doubt we could break free from the Covid-19 bubble and live our lives normally again.
Recently, the Institute of Clinical Research has recently shared a study on the effectiveness of vaccines in Malaysia. Armed with a sample size of nearly 1.3 million individuals, the study reports that full vaccinations have reduced infections by 88% and ICU admissions by 83%.
Apart from that, the study revealed that full vaccinations reduce the risk of death by 88% and AstraZeneca has the highest effectiveness in cutting down the risk of COVID death by 96%, followed by Pfizer at 93% and Sinovac at 84%.
According to the Health Ministry, husbands will be allowed to accompany their wives in the delivery room during childbirth. However, this would only be applicable to fully vaccinated husbands and they must be tested negative against COVID-19.
As we near the 90% fully vaccinated rate benchmark, for adults, the government is expected to lift restrictions for interstate travel as early as mid-October.
The Prime Minister has also announced that international travel could be permitted in December, or possibly earlier, similar to countries like Australia. Outbound travellers would no longer be required to apply for MyTravelPass, however, the requirements for quarantine remains the same.