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91.5% of Malaysia's adult population fully vaccinated as of Oct 16

KUALA LUMPUR (Oct 17): A total of  21,430,294 individuals or 91.5% of the adult population in the country have completed their Covid-19 vaccination as of Saturday (Oct 16), according to the Ministry of Health (MOH).

Based on the MOH’s data on the COVIDNOW portal, 95.1% of the adult population or 22,265,430 individuals have received at least one dose of the vaccine.

A total of 128,347 doses of the vaccine were dispensed on Saturday, bringing the total number of doses administered under the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme (PICK),  which was launched last Feb 24, to 46,761,751.

On the administration of booster doses to the target group, a total of 3,181 received theirs on Saturday, bringing the total number of booster doses given to 18,766.

As for teenagers aged 12 to 17 years, 22.8 or 716,332 individuals have comple%ted their vaccination as of Saturday, while 77.9 per cent or 2,450,352 others have received at least the first dose of the vaccine since the PICK programme for the group was launched last Sept 8.

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