Almost half of adults given booster dose


KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 199,251 adults in Malaysia received the Covid-19 booster on Thursday, bringing the cumulative number of booster doses administered to adults in the country to 11,531,403 or 49.3%.

According to the Health Ministry’s (MOH) CovidNow portal, a total of 22,921,716 or 97.9% of the adults have completed their vaccination, while 23,199,172 individuals or 99.1% of the group have received at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine.

For adolescents aged 12 to 17, a total of 2,785,992 individuals or 88.5% have completed their vaccination, while 2,866,545 individuals or 91.1% have received at least one dose of the vaccine.

A total of 203,613 doses of vaccine were administered on Thursday, which included 1,660 as the first dose and 2,702 as the second dose, bringing the cumulative number of vaccine doses administered under the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme (PICK) to 63,100,577.

Meanwhile, according to the MOH’s Github portal, 10 Covid-19 deaths were reported on Thursday with Selangor recording three cases, two cases each in Kelantan and Kuala Lumpur, while Johor, Perak and Sarawak recorded one case each. — Bernama

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