346,270 people have completed both doses of Covid-19 vaccine, says Health Minister




KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): A total of 346,270 people have received both doses of their vaccine shots as of Wednesday (April 7) under the first phase of the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme.

According to an infographic uploaded by Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba (pic) on his official Twitter site on Thursday (April 8), 546,762 people have received the first dose, bringing the total number of first and second doses of Covid-19 vaccine administered in the country now to 893,032.

The five states with the highest first dose administered were Selangor with 74,659 people followed by Sarawak (56,587), Perak (52,032), Sabah (50,918) and Kuala Lumpur (49,114).

The infographic also stated that the five states that have the highest Covid-19 vaccine injections for both doses so far are Selangor with 44,776 people, followed by Sabah (36,956), Perak (34,235), Kuala Lumpur (30,421) and Sarawak (29,332).

Meanwhile, the number of registrations for the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme stood at 8,235,692 people or 33.9% with Selangor recording the highest number of 2,224,996 registrations.

According to the immunisation programme, the implementation period of the first phase of vaccination is from February to April, involving 500,000 frontliners, mainly health workers.

The second phase is from April to August this year involving 9.4 million senior citizens, aged 60 and above, as well as vulnerable groups with morbidity problems, in addition to persons with disabilities.

The third phase scheduled from May to February 2022 is for individuals aged 18 and above, targetting about 14 million people. - Bernama

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