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66.8% of adults boosted, 37.2% of children given first vaccine jab

Over 2.8 million teenagers have been fully vaccinated.

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A total of 15,711,005 individuals or 66.8% of adults had received a Covid-19 booster dose as of yesterday.

According to the CovidNow website, a total of 22,951,201 individuals or 97.5% of adults have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 while 23,227,197 or 98.7% have received at least one dose of vaccine.

A total of 2,850,360 teenagers or 91.6% of those aged 12 to 17 have completed their vaccination while 2,947,122 or 94.7% have received at least one dose.

As for children aged five to 11, a total of 1,319,899 or 37.2% have received a first dose under the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme for Children (PICKids).

Yesterday, a total of 47,608 vaccine doses were dispensed comprising 40,718 booster shots, 1,594 second doses and 5,296 first jabs.

This brings the cumulative number of vaccine doses administered under the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme (PICK) to 68,795,057.

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