47.5% of adult population given booster dose

KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 11,119,363 individuals or 47.5% of the adult population in the country have received a Covid-19 vaccine booster dose as of Tuesday (Jan 25).

According to the Health Ministry’s CovidNow portal, a total of 22,918,854 individuals or 97.9 per cent of the adult population have completed the COVID-19 vaccination, while 23,196,650 individuals or 99.1 per cent have received at least one dose of the vaccine.

For adolescents aged between 12 and 17, a total of 2,783,457 individuals or 88.4% have completed the vaccination, while 2,865,416 individuals or 91.0% of the group have received at least one dose of a vaccine.

On daily statistics, a total of 213,226 doses of the vaccine were dispensed yesterday, with 2,169 as a first dose, 2,680 as a second dose and 208,377 as a booster dose, bringing the cumulative number of vaccine doses administered under the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme to 62,679,781.

Meanwhile, Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said in a post on his official Facebook account that the infection rate of Covid-19 or Ro/Rt nationwide as of yesterday was 1.09.

Negeri Sembilan recorded the highest Rt value of 1.13 followed by Johor (1.10), Kedah (1.09) and Kuala Lumpur (1.07).

The Rt value for Selangor was 1.05, Penang and Melaka (1.03), Sabah (1.01) and Kelantan (1.0). – Bernama