KUALA LUMPUR (April 5): A total of 22,476 children aged between five and 11 years in Malaysia had completed two doses of the Covid-19 vaccine under the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme for Children (PICKids) as of Monday (April 4).

Based on the COVIDNOW website, a total of 1,351,441 children in the same group or 38% of their population had received at least one dose of the vaccine.

As for the adult population, a total of 15,862,983 individuals or 67.4% of their population had received the booster dose, while 22,955,496 individuals or 97.6% had completed both doses of the vaccination and 23,231,190 or 98.8% had received one dose of the vaccine.

For adolescents aged between 12 and 17, a total of 2,854,727 individuals or 91.8% had completed the vaccination and 2,949,995 individuals or 94.9% had received the first dose of the vaccine.

A total of 22,081 doses of the vaccine were dispensed on Monday, comprising 2,630 first jabs, 8,155 second shots and 11,296 booster doses, bringing the cumulative number of doses administered under the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme (PICK) to 69,016,063.

Meanwhile, according to the Health Ministry’s GitHub portal, a total of 28 deaths due to Covid-19 were reported in the country on Monday, with Perak and Selangor recording the highest number at six fatalities each, followed by  Johor (five), Penang (four), Negeri Sembilan (three), Pahang (two) and one each in Kedah and Sarawak.

Source: https://www.theedgemarkets.com/article/over-22000-children-malaysia-fully-vaccinated-against-covid19-april-4