CovidNow: Over 1.3 million children in Malaysia have received their first vaccine | Malaysia

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A child receives his Covid-19 vaccine during the National Covid-19 Immunization Program for Children at Perak Community Specialist Hospital in Ipoh on February 25, 2022. — Photo by Farhan Najib

KUALA LUMPUR, March 28 – A total of 1,312,205 children aged 5-11, or 37% of the country’s child population, have received the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine under the National Childhood Immunization Program Covid-19 (PICKids) as of yesterday.

According to the CovidNow website, for adolescents aged 12 to 17, a total of 2,848,821 individuals or 91.6% of the group were fully vaccinated while 2,946,103 or 94.7% received at least one dose. of the vaccine.

Meanwhile, a total of 15,632,112 people or 66.4% of the adult population received a booster dose and 22,948,963 or 97.5% were fully vaccinated against Covid-19 while 23,225,157 or 98.7% received at least one dose of the vaccine.

Yesterday, a total of 24,254 doses of vaccine were administered, including 6,622 as first doses, 818 as second doses and 16,814 booster doses, bringing the cumulative total of vaccine doses delivered under the Program to 68,701,958. vaccination program against Covid-19 (PICK).

Meanwhile, according to the Ministry of Health’s GitHub portal, 37 Covid-19 deaths were recorded yesterday, with Johor recording the highest number of cases at 12, followed by Kedah with six cases while Melaka, Negri Sembilan and Selangor with four cases each.

Apart from that, Penang has recorded three cases, followed by Sarawak with two cases and one case each in Perak and Sabah. — Bernama

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