Wednesday, May 18, 2022

42.7% of adults given booster jab

Some 97.9% of adults and 88.2% of teenagers have been fully vaccinated.

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A total of 258,337 adults in Malaysia received a Covid-19 vaccine booster dose yesterday, bringing the cumulative number of booster jabs administered to adults in the country to 10,002,472 or 42.7%.

According to the CovidNow portal, 22,911,629 or 97.9% of adults have completed their vaccination, while 23,189,939 or 99.1% have received at least one dose of Covid-19 vaccine.

In terms of adolescents, a total of 2,776,837 individuals or 88.2% have completed their vaccination while 2,862,423 or 90.9% have received at least one dose.

A total of 264,635 vaccine doses were administered yesterday, including 1,981 as first shots and 4,317 as second jabs.

This brings the cumulative number of vaccine doses administered under the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme to 61,540,069.

Meanwhile, according to the health ministry’s Github portal, 13 Covid-19 deaths were reported yesterday with Kuala Lumpur, Sabah and Penang recording two cases each, and one case each in Selangor, Perlis, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka, Kedah, Johor and Kelantan.

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