Covid-19 vaccination: Over 33% of Malaysian children received first dose as of March 14

Monday (March 14) saw 51,798 Covid-19 vaccine doses administered in Malaysia. (Photo by Shahrin Yahya/The Edge)

KUALA LUMPUR (March 15): A total of 1,180,323 children aged between five and 11, who made up 33.2% of the group in the country, had received their first vaccine dose under the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme for Children (PICKids).

Based on the COVIDNOW website, 2,838,292 individuals in the teenage population aged between 12 and 17 or 91.2% of them had completed their vaccination as of Monday (March 14).

A total of 2,938,106 individuals or 94.4% of the group had received at least one vaccine dose.

As for the adult population, 15,317,615 individuals or 65.1% of the group had received a Covid-19 booster dose, while 22,936,715 or 97.5% had completed their vaccination and 23,213,016 or 98.7% had received at least one vaccine dose.

Monday saw 51,798 vaccine doses administered in Malaysia, including 14,496 as first shots, 2,055 second jabs and 35,247 booster doses, bringing cumulative vaccine doses dispensed under the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme (PICK) to 68,214,783.

Source: https://www.theedgemarkets.com/article/covid19-vaccination-over-33-malaysian-children-received-first-dose-march-14

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