Covid-19: Over 1.1 million kids fully vaccinated

KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 1,111,499 or 31.3 per cent of children aged five to 11 years in the country have been fully vaccinated under the Covid-19 National Immunisation Programme for Children (PICKids) as of Saturday (May 21).

According to the CovidNow website, a total of 1,671,828 children or 47.1 percent of the group have received at least one dose of vaccine.

For adolescents aged 12 to 17 years, a total of 2,909,039 or 93.5 percent are fully vacinated while 3,005,679 or 96.6 percent of the same group have received at least one dose of vaccine.

Meanwhile, a total of 16,078,909 or 68.3 per cent of adults have received a booster dose while 22,972,623 or 97.6 per cent have completed two doses and 23,248,575 or 98.8 per cent had received at least one dose of Covid-19 vaccine.

As for daily doses, a total of 20,860 doses of Covid-19 vaccine were administered yesterday involving 7,296 first doses, 12,179 second doses and 1,385 booster doses, bringing cumulative total vaccine dose administration through the National COVID-19 Immunisation Program (PICK) to 70,784,541.

According to the GitHub portal of the Health Ministry, three deaths due to Covid-19 were recorded on Saturday with two cases in Johor and one in Pahang.- Bernama