495,750 people have completed both doses of Covid-19 vaccine, says Health Minister

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  • Saturday, 24 Apr 2021

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): A total of 495,750 individuals have received both doses of their Covid-19 vaccine under the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme as of yesterday.

Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba said during the same period, 783,987 individuals received their first dose, bringing the total number of Covid-19 shots administered in the country to 1,279,737.

In an infographic shared on his Twitter account on Saturday (April 24), Dr Adham said the five states with the highest number of recipients administered with the first dose were Selangor at 103,613, followed by Kuala Lumpur (87,603), Sarawak (74,154), Johor (71,609) and Sabah (65,940).

The five states with the highest number of recipients who had completed both doses so far were Selangor at 70,468, followed by Perak (49,958), Sarawak (48,444), Sabah (45,253) and Kuala Lumpur (44,379).

Dr Adham said as of yesterday, a total of 9,225,268 individuals or 38 per cent had registered for vaccination with Selangor still having the highest number, totalling 2,406,238.

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

The second phase, to be implemented from April to August this year will involve 9.4 million senior citizens aged 65 and above, as well as vulnerable groups with morbidity problems, in addition to persons with disabilities.

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

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