On track for Aug 31 vaccination deadline

Towards the target: Khairy (second from left) and Jempol MP Datuk Mohd Salim Shariff looking on as a man gets inoculated at a mobile vaccination centre in Kampung Baru Peti, Jempol. — Bernama

JEMPOL: The government is optimistic that it can achieve its target of fully vaccinating 50% of individuals aged 18 and above by Aug 31, says National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme (PICK) coordinating minister Khairy Jamaluddin.

He said this was in view of the high vaccination rate at the moment, adding that 29% of the adult population had gotten both doses so far.“Also, 59% of the population have received one dose (of the vaccine).

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