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37% of children given first vaccine jab, 66.4% of adults boosted

Some 91.6% of teenagers have been fully vaccinated.

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A total of 1,312,205 children or 37% of those aged five to 11 had received a first dose of Covid-19 vaccine under the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme for Children (PICKids) as of yesterday.

According to the CovidNow website, a total of 2,848,821 teenagers or 91.6% of those aged 12 to 17 have been fully vaccinated. Meanwhile, 2,946,103 or 94.7% have received at least one dose.

A total of 15,632,112 individuals or 66.4% of the adult population have received a booster dose.

A total of 22,948,963 or 97.5% have been fully vaccinated while 23,225,157 or 98.7% have received at least one dose of vaccine.

Yesterday, a total of 24,254 vaccine doses were administered, with 6,622 as first doses, 818 as second shots and 16,814 as booster jabs.

This brings the cumulative number of vaccine doses dispensed under the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme (PICK) to 68,701,958.

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