Kedah to get 1.4 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine this month


ALOR SETAR (Bernama): The Kedah government is receiving 1.4 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine this month to be administered to the adult and adolescent population in the state.

Mentri Besar Muhammad Sanusi Md Nor said the state government is committed to ensuring that Kedah achieves 80% vaccination coverage as soon as possible.

“The full vaccination rate in Kedah has surpassed 50%, while the first-dose vaccination rate is now 62.8%," he told a press conference after attending the opening ceremony of the first meeting of the fourth session of the 14th State Legislative Assembly here on Monday (Sept 20).

On Pendang and Baling, which recorded low vaccination rates of 44% and 48% respectively as of Sunday (Sept 19), Muhammad Sanusi said an outreach programme would be implemented to encourage more people in the two districts to get vaccinated.

“When we announced the walk-in vaccination programme before, many people came but there was not enough vaccine, but now we have enough supply,” he added. – Bernama

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