Over 33% of children in Malaysia receive first dose of Covid-19 vaccine

  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 15 Mar 2022

KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 1,180,323 children aged between five and 11 who make up 33.2% of the group have received their first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine under the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme for Children (PICKids).

Based on the website, CovidNow, 2,838,292 individuals in the teenage population aged between 12 and 17 or 91.2% have completed their Covid-19 vaccination as of Monday (March 15).

A total of 2,938,106 individuals or 94.4% from the group have received at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine.

For the adult population, 15,317,615 individuals or 65.1% have received their Covid-19 vaccine booster dose while 22,936,715 people or 97.5% of the same population have completed their vaccination and 23,213,016 individuals or 98.7% have received at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine.

The daily vaccination on Monday saw 51,798 vaccine doses administered covering 14,496 first doses, 2,055 second doses and 35,247 booster doses, bringing the cumulative vaccine doses under National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme (PICK) to 68,214,783.

Meanwhile according to GitHub portal of the Health Ministry, there were 92 death cases due to COVID-19 yesterday with the highest number recorded in Kedah with 28 cases, followed by Johor (15), Selangor (14), Penang (seven) and Perak with six cases.

Negeri Sembilan, Pahang and Sabah reported five cases each, while Sarawak and Terengganu logged three each and Kelantan (one). - Bernama

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