Covid-19 vaccination: 96.7% of adults in KL, Selangor given at least one dose, says Khairy

As for the fully vaccinated, Khairy says 37.5% of the adult population in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor had completed both doses as of yesterday (Aug 1). (Photo by Zahid Izzani Mohd Said/The Edge)

As for the fully vaccinated, Khairy says 37.5% of the adult population in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor had completed both doses as of yesterday (Aug 1). (Photo by Zahid Izzani Mohd Said/The Edge)

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PUTRAJAYA (Aug 2): A total of 96.7% of the adult population in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor had received at least their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine as of yesterday (Aug 1), said Coordinating Minister for the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme (PICK) Khairy Jamaluddin.

He said Operation Surge Capacity, held from July 26 to Aug 1, had increased the number of adult first-dose recipients in the Klang Valley, with a total of 1,655,217 appointments issued during the implementation period.

Operation Surge Capacity was implemented to ensure that every adult in Selangor and Kuala Lumpur aged 18 and above receive at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine by Aug 1.

Based on data from the Department of Statistics Malaysia (DOSM), the adult population in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor currently stood at 6.1 million.

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“It has been successful despite not hitting [the target of] 100% of the adult population with at least a single dose. We will work on those who have yet to receive the vaccine in the first week of August," said Khairy at a press conference on developments pertaining to PICK here today.

According to Khairy, cancelled appointments and no-shows were among the reasons why there were still adults in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor who had yet to receive at least their first shot. 

As for the fully vaccinated, he said 37.5% of the adult population in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor had completed both doses as of yesterday.

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