More than 300,000 doses of Covid-19 vaccine were administered yesterday, the highest daily number yet and exceeding the target for August.
A total of 313,761 jabs were given, comprising 196,603 first doses and 117,158 second doses.
Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin said the achievement showed that the country’s vaccination programme was on track.
“The government is optimistic that our efforts are on the right track,” he said in a speech aired live today.
“I’d like to thank and congratulate minister Khairy Jamaluddin and Dr Adham Baba, the frontliners, volunteers and fellow Malaysians for their efforts to make our biggest vaccination programme in the country a success.”
Yesterday’s numbers take the total number of vaccine jabs administered so far to 9,320,476, with 2,735,474 people or 8.4% of the population now fully vaccinated.
The government aims to fully vaccinate 10% of the population by mid-July.
The five states with the highest number of fully vaccinated people are Selangor (367,895), Sarawak (326,285), Johor (290,008), Kuala Lumpur (255,348) and Perak (232,959).