Covid-19: Over 500,000 children fully vaccinated

KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 532,317 children aged between five and 11 years, or 15% of their population, have completed the vaccination under the National COVID-19 Immunisation Programme for Children (PICKids) as of Wednesday (April 20).

Based on the COVIDNOW website, a total of 1,435,586 children in the same group, or 40.4%, have received at least one dose of the vaccine.

For adolescents aged between 12 and 17, a total of 2,879,410 individuals, or 92.5% of their population in the country have completed the vaccination, while 2,980,286 individuals or 95.7% have received at least one dose of the vaccine.

For the adult population, a total of 15,991,811 individuals or 68% have received the booster dose, while 22,962,624 or 97.6% have completed the second dose and 23,239,599 individuals or 98.8% have received at least one dose of the vaccine.

Yesterday, a total of 60,923 doses of the vaccine were dispensed, involving 11,308 as first dose, second dose (44,100) and booster dose (5,515), bringing the cumulative number of vaccine doses administered under the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme (PICK) to 69,808,665.

Meanwhile, according to the Health Ministry’s GitHub portal, a total of 16 deaths due to Covid-19 were reported yesterday, with four cases reported in Penang, followed by three deaths each in Kedah and Perak, while Johor and Selangor with two cases each and one death each was reported in Sabah and Kuala Lumpur. – Bernama