Covid-19: 80% of Malaysia’s adult population fully vaccinated, says PM

PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia has fully vaccinated 80% of its adult population, says Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

“Congratulations! Malaysia has achieved 80% full vaccination of its adult population,” he said in a tweet on Tuesday (Sept 21).

According to the CovidNow website as of noon on Tuesday (Sept 21), 79.6% or 18,646,795 of the country’s adult population has been fully vaccinated.

The website also states that 93.1% of the adult population or 22,097,565 individuals have received their first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine.

Malaysia had set a target of fully vaccinating 80% of the country’s adult population by October under the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme.

Cumulatively, 40,664, 674 doses have been administered to date.