A total of 1,263,287 children aged five to 11 or 35.6% of the population in the country have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine under the National COVID-19 Immunisation Programme for Children (PICKids) as of Sunday (March 20th).
As for adolescents aged 12 to 17 - about 2,843,805 individuals or 94.6% of the population have been fully vaccinated while 2,942,399 or 94.6% received at least one dose of the vaccine, as reported by BERNAMA.
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While a total of 15,483,571 adults or 65.8% of the population have received the COVID-19 booster dose and 22,943,182 individuals or 97.5% of the group have been fully vaccinated while 23,219,105 or 98.7% received at least one dose of the vaccine.
On Sunday, 27,330 doses were administered with 9,849 as first doses, 1,116 as second doses, and 16,365 as booster doses, bringing the cumulative total vaccine doses dispensed under the National COVID-19 Immunisation Programme (PICK) to 68,484,635.
Well done, Malaysians! We’re getting closer and closer to herd immunity!
Get yourself vaccinated if you haven’t! It’s the only way for us to protect ourselves and our loved ones against the COVID-19 virus.
Stay healthy, stay safe!
By: Aishah Akashah Ahadiat