Labuan Becomes First In Malaysia To Achieve Herd Immunity!

Wah, great job, Labuan! 

Labuan on Tuesday (July 27th) vaccinated 80% of its adult population and has become the first among federal territories and states in the country to achieve herd immunity.

labuan becomes first in malaysia to achieve herd immunity!Photo via The Straits Times

According to Astro AWANI, the federal territory has immunised 54,800 of the 68,500 adults listed as eligible for the National COVID-19 Immunisation Programme (PICK). 

The Labuan COVID-19 Immunisation Task Force (CITF) and the Labuan Disaster Management Committee described the programme as a difficult task but acknowledged that great teamwork had resulted in the success of the exercise. 

Labuan CITF chairman Rithuan Ismail said that a total of 54,800 people, which is 80% of the population eligible for the vaccine, have received the two doses of the vaccine. 

“We are pleased to have achieved herd immunity three days earlier than the targeted date of July 30th,” he said. 

Which state or federal territories in the country will be next? 

Come on Malaysians, we’re all in this together. Let’s get vaccinated! 

By: Aishah Akashah Ahadiat