34.9% of children in Malaysia taken Covid-19 vaccine as of March 19

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KUALA LUMPUR (March 20): A total of 1,239,194, or 34.9%, of children aged five to 11 years of the population in the country had received their first dose of Covid-19 vaccine under the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme for Children (PICKids) as of Saturday.

As for adolescents aged 12 to 17 years, according to the COVIDNOW website, a total of 2,842,480 individuals, 91.4%, of the population had been fully vaccinated while 2,941,159, while 94.6% of them had received at least one dose of the vaccine.

For the adult population, a total of 15,446,895 individuals, or 65.7%, of the group had received the Covid-19 booster dose and a total of 22,941,756 individuals, or 97.5%, had been fully vaccinated, while 23,217,449, or 98.7%, had received at least one dose of the vaccine.

On Saturday, a total of 40,418 doses were administered comprising 18,273 first doses, 1,709 second doses, and 20,436 booster doses, bringing the cumulative total vaccine doses dispensed under the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme (PICK) to 68,418,688.

Meanwhile, according to the Health Ministry’s GitHub portal, a total of 85 deaths due to Covid-19 were recorded on Saturday with Johor reporting the highest number at 18, followed by Perak with 17, Selangor (15), Kedah (10), and Penang (five). Pahang and Melaka reported four cases each, Kuala Lumpur and Kelantan (three cases each), Sabah and Sarawak (two cases each) while Terengganu and Putrajaya each recorded one case.

Source: https://www.theedgemarkets.com/article/349-children-malaysia-taken-covid19-vaccine-march-19

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