Covid-19 Watch: 45.1% of Malaysia’s adult population have received booster dose

KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 10,561,588 individuals or 45.1% of the adults in the country have received their Covid-19 vaccine booster dose as of Saturday (Jan 22)

According to the Health Ministry’s CovidNow portal, of the total, 53,210 booster doses were administered on Saturday.

Meanwhile, a total of 22,915,270 individuals or 97.9% of the adult population have completed their vaccination while 23,192,788 individuals or 99.1 per cent of the group have received at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine.

For adolescents aged 12 to 17 years, a total of 2,779,919 individuals or 88.3% have completed their vaccination while 2,863,961 individuals or 91 per cent have received at least one dose of the vaccine.

The daily statistics also showed that a total of 154,906 doses of vaccine were administered yesterday which included 1,019 as the first dose and 677 as second dose, bringing the cumulative number of vaccine doses administered under the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme (PICK) to 62,109,995 doses.

Meanwhile, according to the Ministry Github portal, 14 Covid-19 deaths were recorded on Saturday with Johor, Kedah, Perak, Selangor and Terengganu recording two cases each and one case each in Kuala Lumpur, Sabah, Pahang and Melaka. – Bernama