Almost 16 million adults in Malaysia given Covid-19 booster dose on April 9

(The Edge filepix by Zahid Izzani)

KUALA LUMPUR (April 10): A total of 15,915,493 individuals or 67.6% of the adult population in the country have received the Covid-19 booster dose as of Saturday (April 9).

According to the COVIDNOW website, a total of 22,956,764 individuals or 97.6% of the adult population have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19, while 23,233,706 or 98.8% received at least one dose of the vaccine.

For adolescents aged 12 to 17, a total of 2,859,026 individuals or 91.9% of the group have completed the vaccination, while 2,960,123 or 95.1% received at least one dose of vaccine.

Meanwhile, a total of 104,250 children aged five to 11 have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 under the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme for Children (PICKids), while 1,363,134 individuals or 38.4% of the group have received the first dose of the vaccine.

A total of 40,792 doses of vaccine were administered on Saturday, with 6,401 as first doses, 27,716 as second doses and 6,675 as booster doses, bringing the cumulative total vaccine doses dispensed under the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme (PICK) to 69,180,021.

Meanwhile, according to the Health Ministry’s GitHub portal, 21 deaths due to Covid-19 were recorded on Saturday, with Johor recording the highest number at four cases, followed by Kedah, Pahang and Selangor with three cases each.

Apart from that, Perak and Sarawak recorded two cases each, while Melaka, Negeri Sembilan, Perlis and Kuala Lumpur with one case each.


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