Covid-19: 94% of Malaysia's adult population fully vaccinated as of Oct 18

A total of 9,139 Covid-19 vaccine booster doses were administered to the target group on Monday (Oct 18), taking the total number of booster shots given to 30,756 in the country. (Photo by Zahid Izzani Mohd Said/The Edge)

A total of 9,139 Covid-19 vaccine booster doses were administered to the target group on Monday (Oct 18), taking the total number of booster shots given to 30,756 in the country. (Photo by Zahid Izzani Mohd Said/The Edge)

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KUALA LUMPUR (Oct 19): A total of 21,993,417 individuals or 94% of the adult population of Malaysia had completed their Covid-19 vaccination as of Monday (Oct 18), according to the Ministry of Health’s data on the COVIDNOW portal.

They were among 97.3% of the adult population or 22,756,938 individuals who had received at least one dose of the vaccine.

A total of 207,541 doses of the vaccine were dispensed on Monday, involving both the adult and adolescent populations.

This brought the total number of doses administered under the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme (PICK) launched on Feb 24 to 48,046,427.

Meanwhile, a total of 9,139 booster doses were administered to the target group on Monday, taking the total number of booster shots given to 30,756 in the country.

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As for teenagers aged 12 to 17 years, 29.9% or 940,960 individuals had completed their vaccination. They were among 78.9% of the age group or 2,483,693 adolescents who had received at least one dose of the vaccine since the PICK programme for them was launched on Sept 8.