Covid-19: 462,335 have received both doses of vaccine as of Tuesday (April 20), says Health Minister


KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): A total of 462,335 people have received both doses of their vaccine shots as of Tuesday (April 20) under the first phase of the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme.

According to an infographic uploaded by Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba to Twitter, a total of 748,444 people have received at least their first dose, bringing the total number of Covid-19 vaccine doses administered in the country to 1,210,779 doses.

The five states that have the most completed Covid-19 vaccinations, after receiving both doses, are Selangor with 65,961 people, followed by Perak (48,942), Kuala Lumpur (42,638), Sabah (43,741) and Sarawak (38,864).

The infographic also stated that the five states with the most first dose administrations were Selangor with 104,338 people, followed by Kuala Lumpur (82,907), Johor (71,877), Sarawak (70,887) and Perak (61,804).

Meanwhile, the number of registrations for the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme stood at 9,100,472 or 37.50% of the target, with Selangor recording the highest number, at 2,385,020 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, which kicked off on Monday (April 19) and will last until August this year, involves 9.4 million senior citizens, aged 60 and above, as well as vulnerable groups with comorbidity 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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