A medical worker prepares a coronavirus vaccine shot. More than 14 million doses have been administered in Malaysia since February, with 14 per cent of the population now fully vaccinated. Photo: Reuters A medical worker prepares a coronavirus vaccine shot. More than 14 million doses have been administered in Malaysia since February, with 14 per cent of the population now fully vaccinated. Photo: Reuters
A medical worker prepares a coronavirus vaccine shot. More than 14 million doses have been administered in Malaysia since February, with 14 per cent of the population now fully vaccinated. Photo: Reuters

Malaysia’s ‘empty syringe’ incidents may fuel Covid-19 vaccine hesitancy, experts say

  • The country’s Covid-19 task force is investigating incidents shared on social media of apparent underdosing and improperly administered shots
  • Health officials warn such reports threaten to increase public suspicion about jabs and the vaccine roll-out programme, amid a recent surge in cases

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A medical worker prepares a coronavirus vaccine shot. More than 14 million doses have been administered in Malaysia since February, with 14 per cent of the population now fully vaccinated. Photo: Reuters A medical worker prepares a coronavirus vaccine shot. More than 14 million doses have been administered in Malaysia since February, with 14 per cent of the population now fully vaccinated. Photo: Reuters
A medical worker prepares a coronavirus vaccine shot. More than 14 million doses have been administered in Malaysia since February, with 14 per cent of the population now fully vaccinated. Photo: Reuters
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