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Almost 9 million booster jabs given so far

The government expects the number to exceed 10 million next week.

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Almost nine million Covid-19 vaccine booster shots had been administered in the country as of 11.59pm yesterday, says Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin.

He expects the number to surpass 10 million next week as the government is gearing up efforts to encourage more people to take the booster jabs.

“As a result of our accelerated booster programme plus the SOPs, hospital capacity remains under control despite the surge of imported Omicron cases,” he said in a Twitter post.

Giving the example of Sarawak, Khairy said the state had recorded daily cases exceeding 3,000 before it started its booster programme in October.

“We are now down to double-digit cases, with every indicator falling by more than 90% since September. Get boosted,” he added.

Last week Khairy said four mega Covid-19 vaccination centres (PPVs) in the Klang Valley will begin to operate again tomorrow to offer booster shots in a bid to increase the take-up rate for the third dose.

The four PPVs are at the World Trade Centre Kuala Lumpur, Axiata Arena Bukit Jalil, Ideal Convention Centre Shah Alam and Soka Gakkal, Klang.

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