Covid-19 Watch: 45.7% of adult population have received vaccine booster dose


KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 10,701,460 individuals or 45.7% of the adults in the country have received a booster dose of a Covid-19 vaccine as of Sunday (Jan 23).

According to the Health Ministry’s CovidNow portal, 129,378 vaccine booster doses were administered on Sunday

Meanwhile, a total of 22,915,836 individuals or 97.9% of the adult population have completed their vaccination while 23,193,511 individuals or 99.1% of the group have received at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine.

For adolescents aged 12 to 17 years, a total of 2,780,413 individuals or 88.3% have completed their vaccination while 2,864,161 individuals or 91% have received at least one dose of the vaccine.

A total of 131,168 doses of vaccine were administered yesterday which included 817 as the first dose and 973 as second dose, bringing the cumulative total of vaccines administered under the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme (PICK) to 62,251,745 doses.

Meanwhile, according to the MOH's Github portal, nine deaths were recorded yesterday with Johor and Terengganu recording three cases each and one case each in Perak, Sabah and Selangor. - Bernama

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