Covid-19:166,363 individuals vaccinated as at March 8, says Health DG


KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): A total of 166,363 individuals have received the vaccine in the Phase 1 of the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme as at Monday (March 8), says Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

He said of the total, Sarawak had the highest number of individuals who have received the first dose of the vaccine at 25,271, followed by Pahang (15,521), Selangor (15,357) and Johor (13,746).

"Kuala Lumpur has 13,681 individuals who have received the vaccine, Sabah (13,474), Kelantan (13,149), Perak (12,952), Kedah (9,358), Terengganu (9,081), Penang (6,487) and Negri Sembilan (5,981).

"Meanwhile, in Melaka, a total of 4,411 people have been vaccinated, Perlis (3,062), Putrajaya (2,573) and Labuan (2,259)," he said through an infographic posted on Twitter Tuesday (March 9).

On Feb 24, National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme was launched with Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and Dr Noor Hisham being among the first individuals to receive the first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. – Bernama

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