Covid-19: Close to 60 per cent of nation’s adult population fully vaccinated

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By John Isaac

A TOTAL 59.1% or 13,842,928 of the adult population have received two doses of the Covid-19 vaccine as of yesterday.

In an infographic on Twitter, the Covid-19 Vaccine Supply Access Guarantee Special Committee (JKJAV) said 80.3%, or 18,792,979 individuals, have also received their first dose.

Overall, 57.5% and 42.4% of the country’s population have received one dose and two doses of the vaccine, respectively.

A total of 423,380 doses were administered yesterday, consisting of 161,386 first doses and 261,984 second doses.

This brings the cumulative number of vaccinations administered through the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme (PICK) to 32,635,907 doses.

Labuan continued to record the highest vaccination rate, with 92.8% of the adult population having completed two doses.

This was followed by the Klang Valley with 86.9%, Sarawak (85.9%) and Negeri Sembilan (74.5%).

The states with the lowest vaccination rates among the adult population were Sabah (33.8%), Kedah (40.2%) and Kelantan (40.8%). – FMT