Record 215,876 Received Covid-19 Jab Yesterday

PETALING JAYA: The number of Covid-19 recipients for a day reached a record high of 215,876 yesterday.

The Covid-19 vaccine supply access guarantee special committee (JKJAV) said 160,226 received their first dose and 55,650 their second dose of the vaccine.

On Monday, a total of 197,963 doses were administered, the highest at the time.

National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme coordinating minister Khairy Jamaluddin had said the government was aiming to administer an average of 150,000 vaccines a day this month, before increasing it to 200,000 jabs daily by July.

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To achieve this, the government opened several mega vaccination centres, with the Mines International Exhibition and Convention Centre being the latest.

Meanwhile, private general practitioners have administered up to 10% of vaccines as of Friday and are expected to contribute 145,000 vaccinations a day by July.


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