by BERNAMA / pic credit: Ho Ching FB
SINGAPORE – Malaysia’s rising COVID-19 vaccination rate gets a strong personal encouragement from Ho Ching, the wife of Singapore Prime Minister today.
In her latest Facebook update, Ho Ching noted that Malaysia’s vaccination rate has gone up to half a million shots daily.
“This is the current run rate in the USA too, except USA has 10 times the population of M’sia (Malaysia). Go, go, go!,” she wrote.
The number of COVID-19 daily vaccinations in Malaysia has surpassed 500,000 doses in the past six consecutive days, with 519,111 doses administered on July 31 alone.
Malaysian Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba in an Infographic posted on Twitter on Aug 1, said from the total given out on July 31, 316,492 were first doses while 202,619 were second doses.
Cumulatively, 20,533,660 doses have been administered in the country since Malaysia’s National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme (PICK) kicked off on Feb 24.
The number covers 13,816,971 first jabs, while 6,716,689 recipients received the second dose completing their vaccination.