MITI secretary general Datuk Lokman Hakim Ali said the comprehensive vaccination programme would impact positively on the operations of the business community and industries in Malaysia.
UPDATE - APPLETON, Wis (NBC 26) - According to the Department of Health Services, almost one million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to people in the state of Wisconsin.
"We're grateful that Governor Newsom and President Biden chose Cal State LA as the first of President Biden's 100 vaccination supersites", Cal State L.A. Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Jose A. Gomez said in an interview.
Acting FEMA Administrator Bob Fenton said the two California sites are "perfect examples of how FEMA is working around the clock to support state-led, federally supported vaccine delivery". The city is expected to receive about 58,000 doses of the vaccine this week and about 16,000 doses are used each day, according to the mayor.
After the front-line medical workers will come inoculations of 3.7 million more health workers starting in March, followed by about 36 million people aged 65 and older beginning in April.
But so far only the Pfizer jab has been authorised, though AstraZeneca has submitted a request for approval.
"I'm not really taking the Olympics into my consideration".
The Southeast Asian country has said it aims to cover at least 80% of its 32 million population within a year and has secured more than enough vaccines to reach the target.
"This is the first major step towards ending the coronavirus (pandemic)", Vice Health Minister Hiroshi Yamamoto told reporters at the hospital after the first vaccines were administered.
Japan lags behind many other countries.
The lack of vaccine supply also forced the county's vaccination sites to limit all appointments for second doses only last week.
Japan has not seen the massive outbreaks that have buffeted the United States and many European countries, but a spike in cases in December and January raised concerns and led to a partial state of emergency that includes requests for restaurants and bars to close early.
The handbook added that serious investigations into the after effects of receiving the Covid-19 vaccine will be conducted carefully, with a special committee of experts set up to assess cases and issues relating to the vaccine.
Japan's virus response is being closely watched with doubts still hanging over the feasibility of the Olympics, due to open July 23.