A quarter of Malaysian population taken their first dose of Covid-19 vaccine – KJ

KUALA LUMPUR, July 28 – A quarter of Malaysians have already received their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine while 18 percent of them have also had their second dose.

As Malaysia races towards herd immunity, it has also become one of the fastest countries in getting its population vaccinated, said Science, Technology and Innovation Minister and National Immunisation Programme (NIP) coordinating minister, Khairy Jamaluddin during his briefing on the NIP at the Dewan Rakyat special sitting earlier today.

As the country races towards herd immunity, it has also significantly raised its vaccinations per day, achieved through expansion in the number of vaccination centres (PPVs) as well as the engagement of the private sector.

Over a million doses of vaccines have been administered in the last two days alone, he told the members of Parliament today.

He said some 67 percent of the Malaysian population have also registered for vaccination.

While the plan was to get the adult population fully vaccinated by early next year, this could happen as early as October.