PETALING JAYA: Over a million vaccine doses have been administered over the past two days, says Khairy Jamaluddin.
“Based on the data, we have administered a total of 1.07mil doses," the Science, Technology and Innovation Minister said when briefing lawmakers in Dewan Rakyat on Wednesday (July 28).
He said that two records were set with 553,871 doses administered on Tuesday (July 27) and 512,000 doses on Monday. (July 26).
"Based on the data from Oxford University's Our World in Data website, Malaysia is now one of the fastest countries in the world when it comes to per-capita vaccinations,” said Khairy.
Khairy - the coordinating minister of the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme – added that Malaysia has surpassed developed countries such as Japan, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand in providing a first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine for its population.
He said the drive to speed up the vaccination process saw an approximate-124% increase in doses given in June and July.
As of Tuesday (July 26), Khairy said that 20,134,971 individuals or 67.1% of the population have registered to be vaccinated