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CovidNow: Over 91% of Malaysian adolescent population fully vaccinated | Malaysia

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A student receives his Covid-19 shot at SMA Izzuddin Shah in Ipoh on October 5, 2021. – Image by Farhan Najib

KUALA LUMPUR, March 11 – A total of 2,834,807 people or 91.1% of the country’s adolescent population aged 12-17 completed their Covid-19 vaccinations yesterday.

According to the CovidNow website, 2,934,891 people, or 94.3% of the population, received at least one dose of the vaccine.

For children aged five to 11, a total of 1,097,425 of them, or 30.9% of their population, received the first dose under the National Childhood Vaccination Program against Covid-19 (PICKids) since yesterday.

Meanwhile, for the country’s adult population, a total of 15,202,158 people, or 64.6%, have received the Covid-19 booster dose, while 22,932,696 people or 97.5% of the population have completed vaccination and 23,209,324 people or 98.7% received at least one dose of vaccine.

Yesterday, a total of 64,759 vaccine doses were distributed, of which 20,178 were administered as the first dose, 1,736 as the second dose and 42,845 as a booster, bringing the cumulative number of vaccine doses administered under the National Covid-19 Vaccination Program (PICK) at 68,002,567.

Meanwhile, according to the Health Ministry’s GitHub portal, 70 Covid-19 deaths were recorded yesterday, with 20 cases recorded in Perak, followed by Selangor (11), Johor (10) and Kelantan (nine).

Kedah has recorded seven deaths, four cases each in Negri Sembilan and Sabah, Pahang (three) and one each in Perlis and Terengganu. — Bernama