Covid-19: 94% of Malaysia's adult population fully vaccinated as of Oct 18

KUALA LUMPUR (Oct 19): A total of 21,993,417 individuals or 94% of the adult population of Malaysia had completed their Covid-19 vaccination as of Monday (Oct 18), according to the Ministry of Health’s data on the COVIDNOW portal.

They were among 97.3% of the adult population or 22,756,938 individuals who had received at least one dose of the vaccine.

A total of 207,541 doses of the vaccine were dispensed on Monday, involving both the adult and adolescent populations.

This brought the total number of doses administered under the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme (PICK) launched on Feb 24 to 48,046,427.

Meanwhile, a total of 9,139 booster doses were administered to the target group on Monday, taking the total number of booster shots given to 30,756 in the country.

Follow our Covid-19 vaccination tracker to see where we are in the race to herd immunity.

As for teenagers aged 12 to 17 years, 29.9% or 940,960 individuals had completed their vaccination. They were among 78.9% of the age group or 2,483,693 adolescents who had received at least one dose of the vaccine since the PICK programme for them was launched on Sept 8.

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