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66.6% of adults boosted, 37.1% of children given first jab

Some 91.6% of teenagers have been fully vaccinated.

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A total of 15,668,773 individuals or 66.6% of the adult population had received a Covid-19 booster dose as of yesterday.

According to the CovidNow website, a total of 22,950,073 individuals or 97.5% of adults have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 while 23,226,244 or 98.7% have received at least one dose.

A total of 2,849,642 teenagers or 91.6% of those aged 12 to 17 have completed their vaccination while 2,946,672 or 94.7% have received at least one dose of vaccine.

As for children aged five to 11, a total of 1,315,497 or 37.1% have received a first dose of vaccine under the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme for Children (PICKids).

Yesterday, a total of 41,287 vaccine doses were dispensed with 4,360 as first doses, 1,684 as second shots and 35,243 as booster jabs.

This brings the cumulative number of vaccine doses administered under the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme (PICK) to 68,745,333.

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