Selangor Journal
Deputy Health Minister Datuk Dr Noor Azmi Ghazali (left) administers the Covid-19 vaccine to Abdul Muid Aufa Muhamad Ridhwan Pang, 12, during the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme for Children (PICKids) at the Raja Perempuan Zainab II Hospital in Kota Bharu, Kelantan, on February 16, 2022. — Picture by BERNAMA

Covid-19: 1,201,196 children in Malaysia fully vaccinated

KUALA LUMPUR, June 6 — A total of 1,201,196 or 33.8 per cent of children aged five to 11 in the country have completed their vaccination under the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme for Children (PICKids) as of yesterday.

According to the CovidNOW portal, a total of 1,733,501 or 48.8 per cent of the group have received at least one dose of the vaccine.

For teenagers aged 12 to 17 years, a total of 2,914,970 or 93.7 per cent have completed their vaccination while 3,010,110 or 96.8 per cent of them have received at least one dose of the vaccine.

Meanwhile, a total of 16,105,955 individuals or 68.5 per cent of adults in the country have taken their booster dose while 22,979,868 or 97.7 per cent have completed two doses and 23,256,502 or 98.9 percent had received at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine.

Yesterday, a total of 4,254 doses of Covid-19 vaccine were dispensed with 610 as the first dose, 3,068 the second dose and 576 as booster dose, bringing the cumulative number of vaccine administered under the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme (PICK) to 70,987,758.

According to the Health Ministry’s GitHub portal, two Covid-19 deaths were recorded yesterday, namely one case each in Sarawak and Selangor. 

— Bernama

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