Inoculation for Covid-19 approaching 400,000 mark


KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 385,251 individuals have received both doses of their vaccine shots under the first phase of the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme as at Saturday.

During the same period, 571,472 received the first dose, bringing the total number of vaccine doses administered in the country to 956,723, said Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba.

In an infographic shared through his Twitter account, he said that Selangor recorded the highest number of recipients administered with the first dose at 76,612, followed by Sarawak (59,531), Sabah (54,058), Perak (52,677) and Kuala Lumpur (52,110).

Selangor also recorded the highest number of recipients who had completed both doses with a total of 52,133, followed by Perak (41,348), Sabah (41,029), Kuala Lumpur (33,603) and Sarawak (30,639).

As for the number who have signed up for the immunisation programme, Dr Adham said as at Saturday, a total of 8,443,581 or 34.8% had registered, with Selangor recording the highest number, totalling 2,263,133.

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

The second phase is from April to August 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, targeting some 13.7 million people. — Bernama

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