INTERACTIVE: How is Malaysia's Covid-19 booster rollout faring?


Covid-19 vaccine booster shots administered at KL Gateway PPV.- ONG SOON HIN/The Star

PETALING JAYA: Half of the adult population in the country have received their Covid-19 booster shots since the national rollout on Oct 13, 2021.

As at Jan 28, a total of 11,710,970 doses have been administered nationwide covering 50% of the adult population in the country.

Kuala Lumpur is leading with the highest number of Covid-19 booster shots administered at 106.7% of its adult population, while Putrajaya has administered 94.7% of its adult population and Sarawak has covered 70.4%.

States with the lowest proportion of the adult population that have received their booster shots are Sabah with 16.5%, followed by Kelantan with 19.6% and Perlis with 28%.

The country has ramped up the rollout of booster shots from Jan 4, with more than 230,000 jabs administered in a day.

The most common booster jab given out are Pfizer-BioNTech (82%), followed by AstraZeneca (10.3%) and Sinovac (7.3%) .

A total of 45.1% of those who have been fully vaccinated with the Sinovac vaccine has received a Pfizer booster jab, while 7.2% has received a Sinovac booster jab.

For 32.3% of those fully vaccinated with Pfizer, the recipients have received the same vaccine for their booster jab.

Other combinations include Pfizer booster jabs for those fully vaccinated with the AstraZeneca vaccine (4.4%), AstraZeneca boosters for those fully vaccinated with Sinovac (3%), and AstraZeneca boosters for AstraZeneca vaccine recipients (5.1%).

The following shows the current Covid-19 situation in the country.

The following are details of breakthrough Covid-19 cases and deaths.

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For continuous protection against Covid-19, all Covid-19 vaccine recipients can now get their booster jabs three months after their second shot, following a decision by the Health Ministry to shorten the interval period.

Previously, only Sinovac recipients got their booster shots 90 days after receiving their second dose while those on Pfizer and AstraZeneca had to wait 180 days.

The Health Ministry on Friday (Jan 28) said that all residents in Malaysia aged 18 and above can now walk in into any vaccination centre (PPV) in the country to receive Covid-19 vaccine booster shots starting today.

This includes general practitioner clinics, in addition to the four mega vaccination centres, namely the World Trade Centre Kuala Lumpur; Axiata Arena in Bukit Jalil; Ideal Convention Centre, Shah Alam and Dewan Soka Gakkai, Klang that have started allowing walk-ins from Thursday (Jan 27).

Individuals who wish to go to general practitioner clinics for their booster shots are advised to contact the PPVs first to ask about timing for their appointments.

The ministry said that this was an effort to increase booster dose intake to ensure as much of the population is protected against more contagious Covid-19 variants such as Omicron.

ProtectHealth said on Friday that those with MySejahtera appointments will be given priority at vaccination centres and jabs would be offered on a first come, first served basis.

"It is possible, depending on demand, that some people will be asked to return the following day if the session they attend reaches full capacity," it said.

To view the list of vaccination centres, visit the ProtectHealth website at http://www.protecthealth.com.my and select Find Vaccination Centre (PPV) https://vaksincovid.protecthealth.com.my/find.

Here's where Malaysia stands compared to other countries which are also administering booster jabs:

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