Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Over 50% of adults, 36% of population fully vaccinated

Over 29 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine have been administered so far.

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Malaysia is on track to achieving the targets set under the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme (PICK), with 50.2% or 11,743,096 of the country’s adult population fully vaccinated as of yesterday.

The Covid-19 Vaccine Supply Access Guarantee Special Committee (JKJAV) said 75.3% or 17,625,760 people have received a first dose, bringing the cumulative total of vaccine shots administered through PICK as of yesterday to 29,368,856 doses.

“Today, more than 50% of the country’s adult population has been fully vaccinated. We are on track to achieve the targets set for PICK. Thank you and congratulations to all involved. The hard work must continue,” it said.

According to JKJAV, 54% of the country’s total population have received a first dose while 36% have completed two doses.

Meanwhile, daily vaccinations recorded an increase to 531,114 doses yesterday compared to 525,111 doses on Tuesday, 188,474 of which were first doses and 342,640 second doses.

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