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Over 900,000 fully vaccinated so far

1,667,280 people have received a first dose, bringing the total number of Covid-19 vaccine recipients in the country to 2,605,036.

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A total of 937,756 people had completed both Covid-19 vaccine doses under the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme as of yesterday, Health Minister Dr Adham Baba says.

In a Twitter post, he said 1,667,280 had received a first dose, bringing the total number of Covid-19 vaccine recipients in the country to 2,605,036.

He said the five states with the highest number of people who have completed both doses of vaccine are Selangor at 126,615 people, followed by Sarawak (92,390), Kuala Lumpur (90,552), Johor (83,751) and Perak (79,241).

As of yesterday, 46.6% or 11,314,494 individuals had registered to receive vaccine shots, with Selangor continuing to record the highest registration at 3,003,753 people.

The first phase of the vaccination period, from February to April, involved 500,000 frontliners including healthcare workers.

The second phase, from April until August, involves 9.4 million senior citizens, at-risk individuals and persons with disabilities.

The third phase, scheduled for May until February 2022, will involve those aged 18 and above, both Malaysians and foreigners, with a target of 13.7 million or more.

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