Covid-19 Watch: 48.4% of Malaysia's adult population have received booster dose


  • Nation
  • Thursday, 27 Jan 2022

KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 203,943 adults in Malaysia received their booster dose of a Covid-19 vaccine on Wednesday (Jan 26), bringing the cumulative total of booster doses administered in the country to 11,327,531 or 48.4% of the group.

According to the Health Ministry’s CovidNow portal, a total of 22,920,175 or 97.9% of the adult population were fully vaccinated, while 23,197,884 individuals or 99.1 per cent of the group received at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine.

For adolescents aged 12 to 17, a total of 2,784,682 individuals or 88.5% have completed their vaccination, while 2,865,987 individuals or 91.1% had received at least one dose of the vaccine.

The daily statistics showed that a total of 208,042 vaccine doses were administered yesterday involving 1,677 first doses and 2,422 second doses, bringing the cumulative total dispensed under the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme to 62,892,195.

Meanwhile, according to the ministry’s Github portal, 12 Covid-19 deaths were recorded yesterday with Sabah and Selangor recording three cases each, Johor (two cases) and one case each in Melaka, Pahang, Perak and Penang.

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