Covid-19: 94.4 percent of Malaysia's adult population fully vaccinated


KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): A total of 22,109, 534 individuals or 94.4% of the adult population in the country have completed their Covid-19 vaccinations as of Friday (Oct 22), says the Health Ministry.

Information on the Ministry's CovidNow portal shows that 97.4% or 22,803,407 individuals have received at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine.

A total of 157,999 doses of the vaccine were dispensed on Friday involving both the adult and adolescent populations, bringing the total number of doses administered under the National COVID-19 Immunisation Programme that was launched on Feb 24, to 48,831,214.

As for adolescents aged between 12 to 17, a total of 1,456,265 individuals or 46.3 per cent of them have completed the vaccination, while 80.8 per cent or 2,540,749 individuals have received at least the first dose of the vaccine since the programme for the adolescent category was launched on Sept 8. - Bernama

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