About 517,000 children had registered to take the vaccine made by Pfizer and BioNTech as of Wednesday, local media reports said.
In the past six months,147,282 children aged 5 to 11 have been infected with COVID-19 and 26 have died.
“It’s a great move,” said Lee Ser Wor, a parent of children being inoculated.
“It’s good for them in order for them to be protected against the COVID-19 virus and in doing so, it is also protecting the public at large.”
Malaysia has recorded 2.8 million coronavirus cases and close to 32,000 deaths overall.
Source: Channel News Asia