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Khairy hails 90% milestone for partial teen vaccination

Some 86.5% of teenagers have received both jabs while 97.1% of adults have completed their vaccination.

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Malaysia achieved a significant milestone in Covid-19 vaccination today with 90% of the adolescent population having received at least one dose of vaccine, Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said.

“For seniors, get your booster as soon as it’s available,” he said in a Twitter post.

A total of 2,830,449 individuals or 90% of adolescents had received one dose of Covid-19 vaccine as of 11.59pm yesterday.

According to the CovidNow portal, 2,721,784 individuals or 86.5% of teenagers have completed their Covid-19 vaccination.

As for the adult population, a total of 22,722,055 individuals or 97.1% have completed their vaccination while 23,049,440 individuals or 98.5% have received at least one dose of vaccine.

A total of 54,517 doses of vaccine were administered yesterday, with 1,713 as first doses, 2,605 as second jabs and 50,199 as booster shots.

This brings the cumulative number of vaccine doses administered under the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme to 54,091,375.

In another post, Khairy said the infectivity rate (Rt) in Malaysia was increasing and reminded the public to ensure compliance with Covid-19 prevention SOPs and to always practise TRISS (test, report, inform, isolate and seek).

“Rt is nearing 1.0 again. Two weeks ago when it exceeded 1, all of us played our role to bring down the Rt. Believe that we can. Face masks, physical distancing, avoid congested places, booster shots, protect your parents and #TRIIS,” he said.

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