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96.7% of adults in Kuala Lumpur, Selangor given first vaccine jab

Meanwhile 37.5% of the adult population have been fully vaccinated.

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A total of 96.7% of the adult population in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor have received at least a first dose of Covid-19 vaccine as of yesterday, said coordinating minister for the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme (PICK) Khairy Jamaluddin.

He said Operation Surge Capacity, held from July 26 to Aug 1, had increased the number of first-dose vaccine adult recipients in the Klang Valley, with a total of 1,655,217 appointments issued during the period.

Operation Surge Capacity was implemented to ensure that every adult in Selangor and Kuala Lumpur aged 18 and above receives at least one dose of Covid-19 vaccine by Aug 1.

Based on data from the statistics department, the adult population in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor is currently at 6.1 million.

“It has been successful despite not hitting 100% of the adult population with at least a single dose. We will work on those who have yet to receive the vaccine in the first week of August,” Khairy said at a press conference on developments pertaining to PICK today.

He said cancelled appointments and no-shows were among the reasons why there are still adults in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor who have yet to receive their shots.

As for the fully vaccinated, he said 37.5% of the adult population in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor have completed both doses.

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