COVID-19: Almost there 90 percent total vaccination

By Dhiya Damia Zuhairul 

GOMBAK, 8 October 2021: As of Thursday (Oct 7), a total of 20,856,337 individuals or 89.1 per cent of the adult population in the country have completed their COVID-19 vaccination, just 0.9 percentage points short of the targeted 90 per cent.

Based on the Health Ministry’s data on the CovidNow portal, 94.6 per cent or 22,153,302 individuals of the adult population have received at least one dose of the vaccine.

On Thursday, a total of 196,647 doses of the vaccine were dispensed with 108,092 as first dose and 88,555 as the second dose, closing the total number of doses managed under the National COVID-19 Immunisation Programme to 45,204,479.

In the intervening period, 68.5 per cent or 2,156,346 teenagers have received at least one dose of the vaccine, and 4.7 per cent or 147,938 of adolescents aged between 12 and 17 have completed their vaccination.

Meanwhile, interstate travel would resume when 90 per cent of the adult population in Malaysia have been fully vaccinated, Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Ismail Sabri Yaakob on 22 September. ***

Source: The Star

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