Almost 1.3 million children in Malaysia fully vaccinated

A total of 1,299,348 children aged five to 11, or 36.6 per cent of the child population in the country have been fully vaccinated under the National COVID-19 Immunisation Programme for Children (PICKids), as of yesterday.

According to the COVIDNOW portal, a total of 1,737,987 children, or 49 per cent of the group received at least one dose of the vaccine.

For adolescents aged 12 to 17, a total of 2,911,081 individuals, or 93.6 per cent of the group received two doses of vaccine, while 3,001,413 or 96.5 per cent of them received at least one dose of the vaccine.

A total of 16,129,557 individuals or 68.6 per cent of the adult population in the country have taken their booster dose, while 23,004,677 or 97.8 per cent have completed two doses and 23,282,208 or 99 per cent have received at least one dose of the vaccine.

Yesterday, a total of 6,772 doses of COVID-19 vaccine were administered with 538 as the first doses, 5,016 as second doses, and 1,218 booster doses, bringing the cumulative number of vaccine doses dispensed under the National COVID-19 Immunisation Programme (PICK) to 71,151,473.

Meanwhile, the Health Ministry’s GitHub portal reported a total of 2,093 new COVID-19 positive cases yesterday while one death each was recorded in Selangor, Penang, and Kedah. – Bernama


Over 22.86 million of adult population fully vaccinated

A total of 22,872,297 individuals or 97.7 per cent of the adult population in the country have completed the COVID-19 vaccination as of Wednesday.

Based on the Health Ministry’s COVIDNOW portal, a total of 23,160,259 individuals or 98.9 per cent of the group have received at least one dose of the vaccine.

For the adolescent population aged between 12 and 17, a total of 2,761,997 individuals or 87.8 per cent have completed the vaccination, while 2,852,677 individuals or 90.7 per cent of the group have received at least one dose of the vaccine.

A total of 245,326 doses of the vaccine were administered yesterday, with 2,747 of them as first dose, 3,859 as second dose and 238,720 as booster doses.

This brings to a total of 58,554,303 doses, including 7,107,613 in booster doses, having been dispensed under the National COVID-19 Immunisation Programme as of yesterday.

Meanwhile, according to the ministry’s GitHub portal, a total of 18 deaths were recorded yesterday, with three cases each reported in Pahang, Perak and Selangor.

Kedah, Melaka and the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur recorded two deaths each, while Kelantan, Sabah and Terengganu with one death each. – Bernama