Covid-19: Almost 98% of Malaysia’s adult population fully vaccinated

KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 22,878,955 adults or 97.7% of the country's adult population have completed their Covid-19 vaccination as of Friday (Jan 7).

Based on the Health Ministry’s CovidNow portal, a total of 23,164,441 individuals or 98.9% of adults in the country have received at least one dose of the vaccine.

For the adolescent population aged from 12 to 17, a total of 2,764,980 individuals or 87.8% have completed the vaccination, while 2,855,467 or 90.7% of the group have received at least one dose of the vaccine.

A total of 216,668 doses of vaccine were administered Friday, with 2,627 first doses, 3,383 second doses and 210,658 booster doses.

This brings the total of doses administered to 59,033,667, including 7,570,846 booster doses, dispensed under the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme as of Friday (Jan 7).

Meanwhile, according to the ministry’s GitHub portal, a total of 16 deaths were recorded on Friday, including two brought-in dead (BID) cases.

Out of the 16 deaths, four were recorded in Johor, Sabah (three), while Kedah and Selangor recorded two deaths each and Perak, Perlis, Penang, Sarawak and Terengganu with one death each. – Bernama

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