The Edge: Over 1.4 million children in Malaysia given COVID-19 vaccine as of April 16
KUALA LUMPUR (April 17): A total of 1,403,498 individuals or 39.5% of children aged between five and 11 years had received at least one dose of vaccine under the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme for Children (PICKids) as of Saturday (April 16).
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According to the COVIDNOW website, 366,295 children or 10.3% of this group had been fully vaccinated.
For teenagers between 12 and 17 years old, 2,871,425 individuals or 92.3% had completed their vaccination while 2,973,462 or 95.6% had received at least one dose.
Among the adult population, 15,970,302 individuals or 67.9% had received the booster shot while 22,960,578 or 97.6% had completed their second dose and 23,237,257 or 98.8% had received at least one jab.
On Saturday, 79,398 doses of vaccine were administered, comprising 59,818 doses for second shot, 4,456 booster jabs, and 15,124 doses for first shot, bringing to 69,570,045 the cumulative number of doses given out under the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme.
Meanwhile, according to the Health Ministry's GitHub portal, 12 deaths related to Covid-19 were reported on Saturday, with Johor recording the highest number of fatalities with three cases, followed by Kedah, Melaka, and Negeri Sembilan with two cases each. Penang, Sabah, and Selangor recorded one fatality each.