Covid-19 vaccination: 64.2% of Malaysian adults boosted as of March 8

On Tuesday (March 8), a total of 68,624 doses of the Covid-19 vaccine were administered in Malaysia. (Photo by Shahrin Yahya/The Edge)

On Tuesday (March 8), a total of 68,624 doses of the Covid-19 vaccine were administered in Malaysia. (Photo by Shahrin Yahya/The Edge)

KUALA LUMPUR (March 9): A total of 15,113,923 individuals or 64.2% of the adult population of the country had received a Covid-19 booster dose as of Tuesday (March 8).

Based on the COVIDNOW website, a total of 22,930,441 individuals or 97.5% of the group had completed their vaccination, while 23,207,220 or 98.7% had received at least one dose of the vaccine.

For children aged five to 11, a total of 1,060,063 individuals or 29.9% the group had received their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine under the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme for Children (PICKids).

As for adolescents aged 12 to 17, a total of 2,832,919 individuals or 91% of the group had completed their vaccination, while 2,933,324 or 94.2% had received at least one dose of the vaccine.

On Tuesday, a total of 68,624 doses of the vaccine were administered, with 19,511 as first shots, 1,835 as second jabs and 47,278 booster doses, bringing the cumulative vaccine doses dispensed under the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme (PICK) to 67,869,343.

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Meanwhile, according to the Ministry of Health’s GitHub portal, 79 deaths due to Covid-19 were recorded on Tuesday, with Johor recording the highest number of fatalities with 16 cases, followed by Kedah and Perak with 13 each.

Selangor recorded 11 fatalities, followed by Pahang and Sabah with five each, Kelantan (four), Melaka (three), Penang, Sarawak, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya with two cases each, and Negeri Sembilan (one).

Source: https://www.theedgemarkets.com/article/covid19-vaccination-642-malaysian-adults-boosted-march-8

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