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223,923 given first Covid-19 jab so far

Sarawak leads the way with 28,194 given their first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, followed by Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Sabah.

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A total of 223,923 individuals had received their first dose of Covid-19 vaccine as of March 10.

Health Minister Dr Adham Baba said Sarawak recorded the highest number of vaccine recipients at 28,194, followed by Selangor (24,211), Kuala Lumpur (20,510) and Sabah (18,670).

“Johor has 17,476 individuals who have received the vaccine; Perak, 17,450; Pahang, 17,434; Kelantan, 14,982; Kedah, 14,200; Terengganu, 13,070; and Negeri Sembilan, 10,741.

“Penang follows with 9,811 individuals; Melaka, 6,258; Perlis, 5,241; Putrajaya, 3,337; and Labuan, 2,338,” he said through an infographic posted on his Twitter account today.

The National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme was launched on Feb 24 with Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin and health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah among the first to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.

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