PETALING JAYA: More than two million Malaysians have registered for the Covid-19 vaccine, says Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.
The Health director-general said in a Facebook post that as of 11am Friday (March 5), a total of 2,024,356 have registered through the MySejahtera app.
This is a jump of more than half a million people in a span of four days since Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said that as of 11am on Monday (March 1), a total of 1,468,137 people had registered to be vaccinated through the MySejahtera app.
As of Friday, Dr Noor Hisham said that 112,914 people all over the country the have received their first dose of the vaccination.
The country kicked off its mass vaccination programme on Feb 24, with Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin being the first to be vaccinated.
There are three phases to the immunisation programme, with frontliners being vaccinated in the first phase from February to April.
The second phase runs from April and August this year, with high-risk groups and senior citizens aged 60 and above being vaccinated.
The rest of the Malaysian population aged 18 years and above will be vaccinated in the third phase, which is from May 2021 to February 2022.
The national Covid-19 immunisation programme is expected to be completed before the end of this year, ahead of its projected completion date in February next year.