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Almost 62 pct of adults in Malaysia fully vaccinated, says JKJAV

1 month ago, 29-Aug-2021

A nurse administers a dose of Covid-19 vaccine. — Bernama photo

KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 29): A total of 14,487,972 individuals or 61.9 per cent of the adult population in Malaysia have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 as of yesterday (Aug 28), according to the Special Committee on Ensuring Access to Covid-19 Vaccine Supply (JKJAV).

JKJAV, in a Twitter post today, said 19,241,946 individuals or 82.2 per cent had received their first dose, bringing the cumulative figure for vaccines administered under the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme (PICK) to 33,724,744 doses as of yesterday.

It said 58.9 per cent of the countrys overall population had received the first jab of Covid-19 vaccine while 44.4 per cent had completed both doses.

On the daily vaccinationrate, it said 336,642 doses were administered yesterday, with 190,010 forsecond dose recipients and 146,632 for first-dose jabs.

PICK was launched on Feb 24 this year.— Bernama

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