Covid-19 Watch: Over 50% of Malaysia's adult population given booster dose

  • Nation
  • Thursday, 03 Feb 2022

KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 12,055,099 adults, or 51.5% of the group in the country have received the Covid-19 booster dose as of Wednesday (Feb 2).

Based on the CovidNow portal, a total of 22,925,835 individuals, or 97.9% of the adult population in the country had completed their Covid-19 vaccine dose, while 91.1% or 23,202,575 individuals had received at least one dose of the vaccine.

For adolescents aged between 12 and 17, a total of 2,788,874 individuals or 88.6% of the group had completed the vaccination, while 2,867,944 individuals or 91.1% had received at least one dose of the vaccine.

On Wednesday, a total of 30,194 doses of the vaccine were dispensed, with 257 as first dose, 449 as second dose and 29,488 as booster dose, bringing the cumulative number of vaccine doses administered under the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme to 63,635,620.

Meanwhile, according to the Health Ministry’s Github portal, seven deaths due to Covid-19 were reported on Wednesday, with Pahang and Kelantan recording two cases each and one case each in Johor, Negeri Sembilan, Perak and Terengganu. - Bernama

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