Only 1.8 percent adult population yet to be vaccinated

UP to 78.2 percent of the adult population in Malaysia has been fully vaccinated, according to the Covid-19 Immunisation Task Force (CITF).

This means that there is only 1.8 percent left for Malaysia to reach the 80 percent vaccination rate of the adult population.

Meanwhile, 93.1 percent of the adult population has received at least one dose. In total, 56 percent of the total Malaysian population has been fully vaccinated, while 67.2 percent have received at least one dose.

“For the record, vaccination coverage in most states across the country is currently on a good track especially in Sarawak, Labuan and in the Klang Valley which includes Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya,” CITF said in a statement today. 

This has resulted in the decrease of the vaccination rates, but CITF said it does not mean that vaccination efforts are slowing down, instead the vaccination effort will be more focused on specific states and areas including for targeting
the vulnerable group.

The government’s focus right now is currently on states that have yet to reach at least 60 percent of the adult population to be completely vaccinated.

“Vaccination efforts are concentrated in states that still record lower vaccination rates namely Kelantan, Pahang, Kedah, Perak and Sabah as previously announced.”

Until yesterday up to 232,559 dose injections were given with most of the allocation were disbursed in Sabah, Johor and the Klang Valley.

CITF added walk-in vaccination efforts are also being actively implemented throughout the country especially for those who have internet access restrictions and no smartphones.

“Such an initiative is needed to increase accessibility to underserved segments of society,” CITF added.

According to current data, 93.7 percent of the Malaysian adult population has registered for National Covid-19 programme (NCIP) equivalent to approximately 21.9 million people.

It shows that, a total of about 21.8 million Malaysian adults have already received at least one dose.

CITF said that this also means that the number of individuals who have been vaccinated has already reached that the number of those who have registered under NCIP. –TMR