87.8% of adult population have received Covid jabs

SOME 87.8% of the adult population in Selangor have had at least their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine.

State public health, welfare, women empowerment and family committee chairman Dr Siti Mariah Mahmud said this meant that about 275,237 of those aged above 18 had yet to be vaccinated.

“A small percentage of those yet to be vaccinated are those who are unable to get the vaccine or will have contraindications to the vaccine, while the rest have rejected the vaccine.

“The health districts’ public outreach teams are reaching out to those who are unable to get to PPVs,” she said.

Siti Mariah added that some 73,653 of 569,100 children aged 12 to 17 had yet to receive their first dose and efforts to get them vaccinated were being carried out by the state education department, district education office as well as non-governmental organisations.

Siti Mariah was responding to Elizabeth Wong (PH-Bukit Lanjan), who asked for an update on Selangor residents who had yet to be vaccinated.

She also said that only 132 civil servants out of 22,314 (based on Human Resource Management Information System 2.0) had refused or were yet to receive their vaccinations.

“The Public Service Department had issued a circular requiring all public servants to be vaccinated

“Those who still remain unvaccinated from Nov 1, without being exempted for health issues, can be subject to disciplinary action,” Siti Mariah added.

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