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Over 6 million Covid jabs given nationwide

A record 235,623 doses were administered yesterday alone.

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Over six million doses of Covid-19 vaccine had been administered in the country as of June 21, Health Minister Dr Adham Baba said today.

He said as of Monday, a total of 4,384,441 individuals had received a first dose, and 1,666,757 had completed the second dose, bringing the total number of doses administered to 6,051,198.

In a Twitter post, he said the five states with the highest number of two-dose recipients were Selangor with 216,386 people, followed by Sarawak (188,289), Johor (176,080), Perak (154,422), and Kuala Lumpur (145,906).

On the daily vaccinations under the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme, he said a total of 235,623 doses were administered yesterday, the most since vaccination started on Feb 24.

He said of the total, 181,840 were first-dose recipients while another 53,783 received a second dose.

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