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41% of adults given booster jabs as total vaccine shots top 61 million

Some 97.8% of adults and 88.2% of teenagers are fully vaccinated.

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A total of 237,703 adults received a Covid-19 booster dose yesterday, bringing the cumulative number of booster doses administered to 9,609,454 or 41% of the group as at 11.59pm last night.

According to the CovidNow portal, a total of 22,906,072 or 97.8% are fully vaccinated while 23,185,749 individuals or 99% have received at least one dose of Covid-19 vaccine.

In terms of teenagers, 2,775,059 individuals or 88.2% have completed their vaccination while 2,862,198 individuals or 91% have received at least one dose of vaccine.

A total of 242,705 vaccine doses were administered yesterday – 1,912 as first doses and 3,090 as second shots.

This takes the cumulative number of vaccine doses administered under the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme to 61,135,763.

According to the ministry’s GitHub portal, 16 Covid-19 deaths were reported yesterday with Selangor recording the highest number of deaths with five cases, followed by Terengganu with three cases and Negeri Sembilan and Penang recording two cases each.

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