‘Vaccination rate may exceed 100%’


The nation’s total vaccination rate may exceed 100% as vaccinated foreigners are included in the data, said Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Mohd Isham Jaafar.

The minister yesterday elaborated that once children aged 17 and below are vaccinated, “which is around 25%, it will exceed 100”, as the percentage of individuals who have received the first dose of the vaccine is currently at 80.7%.

“The first dose is administered to everyone in the country including foreign workers.

“Apart from that, visitors and tourists have also been vaccinated.

“Due to the second wave, they have been unable to return home due to flight unavailability. Some were here for over a month so we vaccinated them as well because we stand by the motto ‘no one is safe until everyone is safe’,” said the minister. — Borneo Bulletin/ANN

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