Malaysia administered highest daily number of Covid-19 vaccine doses at 221,706 on June 17

KUALA LUMPUR (June 18): Malaysia administered yesterday (June 17) its highest daily number of Covid-19 vaccine doses at 221,706, according to latest updates on Twitter by the country’s Special Committee for Ensuring Access to Covid-19 Vaccine Supply (JKJAV), citing data from the Covid-19 Immunisation Task Force (CITF).

The CITF said the 221,706 vaccine shots comprised 177,876 first doses and 43,830 second doses for recipients.

Cumulatively, 5.33 million Covid-19 vaccine doses had been administered across the nation so far, the task force said, comprising 3.81 million first doses and 1.52 million second doses.

Selangor leads with highest number of recipients completing two-dose vaccination

Among the states and federal territories, Kuala Lumpur reported the highest cumulative number of first doses at 649,627, followed by Selangor at 580,341, the CITF said.

For second doses, Selangor recorded the highest number of vaccine shots administered at 195,315, followed by Sarawak at 172,644, according to the task force.

Malaysia has so far within June 2021 administered 2.32 million Covid-19 vaccine doses, representing 43.56% of total doses delivered to recipients across the nation since the country's Covid-19 vaccination scheme started on Feb 24, with Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin taking the first jab.

"The roll-out will be the largest vaccination drive in the country's history, targeting over 26 million residents," Nikkei Asia reported.

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