32.5% of children in Malaysia fully vaccinated


KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 1,152,515 children aged between five and 11, or 32.5% of their population in the country, have completed the vaccination under the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme for Children (PICKids).

According to the CovidNow website, a total of 1,701,913 or 48% of the population, have received at least one dose of the vaccine as of Friday.

For adolescents aged between 12 and 17, a total of 2,912,165 individuals or 93.6% of their population have completed the Covid-19 vaccination, while 3,008,698 individuals or 96.7% have received at least one dose of the vaccine.

As reported by Bernama, 68.4% of the adult population, or a total of 16,091,882 individuals, have received the booster dose, while 22,974,021 individuals or 97.6% have completed two doses of the vaccine and 23,250,491 individuals or 98.8% have received at least one dose of the vaccine.

On Friday, a total of 18,886 doses of the vaccine were dispensed, with 8,536 as first dose, 8,774 as second dose and 1,576 as booster dose, bringing the cumulative number of vaccine doses administered under the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme to 70,877,636.

The Health Ministry’s Github portal reported two deaths due to Covid-19 in the country, both in Selangor.

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