More than 2.75 million adolescents in Malaysia fully vaccinated

KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 2,756,810 individuals or 87.6% of the adolescent population among those aged between 12 and 17 in the country have completed their Covid-19 vaccination as of Sunday (Jan 2).

Based on the Health Ministry’s CovidNow portal, a total of 2,848,312 individuals or 90.5% of the group have received at least one dose of the vaccine.

For the adult population, a total of 22,860,910 individuals or 97.7% of them have completed the vaccination, while 23,152,917 individuals or 98.9% have received at least one dose of the vaccine.

Meanwhile, a total of 94,040 doses of the vaccine were dispensed on Sunday, with 1,264 first doses, 1,340 second doses and 91,436 booster doses.

This brings the cumulative number of vaccine doses administered under the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme to 57,841,435, including 6,422,084 in booster doses.

In a related development, the Health Ministry’s GitHub portal reported 19 deaths Sunday, with five in Selangor, Terengganu (four), Johor (three), Sabah (two) and one each in Kuala Lumpur, Kedah, Kelantan, Melaka and Negri Sembilan. – Bernama