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Tentative Steps Toward Vaccine Equity in Malaysia

By Human Rights Watch
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Click to expand Image A health worker gestures to the next vaccine recipient at Malaysia International Trade & Exhibition Centre in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on May 31, 2021. © 2021 Vivian Lo/ SOPA Images/Sipa USA/AP Images Recent statements by Malaysia’s new health minister, Khairy Jamaluddin, that everyone in the country is eligible for a Covid-19 vaccine regardless of documentation status, are a welcome nod toward more equitable access to vaccines. But unless the government follows through with actions to back the words, Malaysia’s many undocumented migrants are unlikely to risk stepping…

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