Covid-19: Almost 1.3m children in Malaysia fully vaccinated

KUALA LUMPUR • A total of 1,299,348 children aged five to 11, or 36.6% of the child population in the country have been fully vaccinated under the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme for Children (PICKids), as of yesterday.

According to the COVIDNOW portal, a total of 1,737,987 children, or 49% of the group received at least one dose of the vaccine.

For adolescents aged 12 to 17, a total of 2,911,081 individuals, or 93.6% of the group received two doses of vaccine, while 3,001,413 or 96.5% of them received at least one dose of the vaccine.

A total of 16,129,557 individuals or 68.6% of the adult population in the country have taken their booster dose, while 23,004,677 or 97.8% have completed two doses and 23,282,208 or 99% have received at least one dose of the vaccine.

Yesterday, a total of 6,772 doses of Covid-19 vaccine were administered with 538 as the first doses, 5,016 as second doses, and 1,218 booster doses, bringing the cumulative number of vaccine doses dispensed under the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme (PICK) to 71,151,473.

Meanwhile, the Health Ministry’s GitHub portal reported a total of 2,093 new Covid-19 positive cases yesterday while one death each was recorded in Selangor, Penang and Kedah. — Bernama

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