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More than 17 Million Malaysians Fully Vaccinated

A total of 74.7 percent or 17,480,766 adults in the country have received two doses of the vaccine as of yesterday (September 13).

Based on data shared by the Special Committee for Ensuring Access to COVID-19 Vaccine Supply (JKJAV), 91.6 percent or more than 21,573,348 million individuals have received the first dose.

As of yesterday, a total of 227,147 daily vaccine doses have been administered nationwide.

Out of the total, Johor recorded the highest administration of second doses with 27,890, followed by the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur (18,519), Selangor (17,040), Sabah (16,745), Kedah (15,403) and Terengganu (12,468).

This brings the cumulative total of vaccine doses administered nationwide to 39,054,114 million.

Meanwhile in Perak, the vaccination process in the state is smooth as some 1,494,993 people or 59.55 percent have received their first dose while 1,037,414 (41.33 percent) have completed two doses.

A source from the COVID-19 Immunisation Task Force (CITF) Perak stated that the total number of those registered for the vaccination was 1,604,869 people from the overall population of about 2.5 million.

“The daily vaccination rate recorded on September 13 was 27,778, of which 75 percent are recipients of the first dose and 51 percent of the second dose.

“In the first week of September, from September 1 to 7, a total of 226,761 doses were administered to the people for both categories.”

According to the source, the expectation of achieving herd immunity of 80 percent latest by October and the completion of the entire vaccination in November is subject to the supply of vaccines.

“Among the measures taken to speed up the rate of vaccination is by opening more walk-in PPVs, and so far a total of 19 PPVs have been opened with that method,” it said.

Meanwhile, Kampar district recorded the highest vaccination rate in Perak with 77.6 percent receiving the first dose (80,793 individuals) while the second dose was at 52 percent (57,989) with a total of about 85,463 registered individuals.

Manjung district has a total of 168,800 residents who have registered, with 154,578 having received the first dose which is 62 percent, while 47.91 percent (118,713 individuals) have received the second dose.

However, the percentage of vaccinations in Kinta, which has the most registered population of 542,765, is in the eighth position out of 12 districts with 482,942 having received the first dose at 60.25 percent and 326,658 (40.76 percent) completing the second dose.

 

Rosli Mansor

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