KUALA LUMPUR (March 19): A total of 15,446,895 individuals or 65.7% of the adult population of the country had received a Covid-19 vaccine booster dose as of Friday (March 18).
Based on the COVIDNOW website, a total of 22,941,756 individuals or 97.5% of the group had been fully vaccinated, while 23,217,449 or 98.7% had received at least one dose of the vaccine.
For children aged five to 11, a total of 1,239,194 individuals or 34.9% of 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 2,842,480 individuals or 91.4% of the population had been fully vaccinated, while 2,941,159 or 94.6% had received at least one dose of the vaccine.
On Friday, a total of 40,418 doses were administered, with 18,273 as first shots, 1,709 as second jabs and 20,436 as booster doses, bringing cumulative total vaccine doses dispensed under the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme (PICK) to 68,418,688.
Meanwhile, according to the Ministry of Health’s GitHub portal, 59 deaths due to Covid-19 were recorded on Friday, with Perak reporting the highest number with 15 cases, followed by Selangor (12), Johor (11), Kelantan (six) and Melaka (five).
Pahang reported three fatalities, Negeri Sembilan, Penang and Sarawak reported two each, while one case was recorded in Kedah.