41% of adults have received booster shots


KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 237,703 adults received a Covid-19 booster dose on Monday, bringing the cumulative number of booster doses administered to 9,609,454 or 41% of the adult population in Malaysia.

According to the Health Ministry’s CovidNow portal, a total of 22,906,072 or 97.8% of the adult population have been fully vaccinated while 23,185,749 individuals or 99% of the group have received at least one dose of the vaccine.

For adolescents aged 12 to 17, a total of 2,775,059 individuals or 88.2% have completed their vaccination while 2,862,198 individuals (91%) have received at least one dose.

Daily statistics showed that 242,705 doses of vaccine were administered on Monday, with 1,912 as the first dose and 3,090 as the second dose, bringing the cumulative number of vaccines administered under the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme to 61,135,763.

According to the ministry’s GitHub portal, 16 deaths were reported on Monday with Selangor recording the highest number of deaths at five cases, followed by Terengganu with three cases and Negri Sembilan and Penang each recording two cases. — Bernama

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