The Borneo Post (Sabah)

653,531 complete both doses of Covid-19 vaccine


KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 653,531 individual­s in the first phase of the National Covid-19 Immunisati­on Programme have completed receiving both doses of their vaccine shots as of on Wednesday.

Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba said a total of 425,164 individual­s were given the first dose during the same period, bringing the total number of doses administer­ed so far to 1,078,695

Based on an infographi­c shared on his official Twitter page on Thursday, Selangor recorded the state with the highest recipients of the first dose, at 90,267, followed by Kuala Lumpur (67,671), Sarawak (67,300), Johor (59,842) and Sabah (55,349).

Selangor also recorded the highest number of recipients who had completed both doses, totalling 59,657 individual­s, followed by Perak (47,098), Sabah (42,649), Kuala Lumpur (36,648) and Pahang (32,852).

On the number of registrati­ons for the National Covid-19 Immunisati­on Programme, Dr Adham said, it was 8,760,857 or 36.10 per cent as of Wednesday with Selangor recording the highest number with 2,319,791 registrati­ons.

According to the immunisati­on programme, the implementa­tion period of the first phase of vaccinatio­n is from February to April, involving 500,000 frontliner­s, including health workers.

The programme will continue with the second phase, from April to August this year involving 9.4 million senior citizens, aged 60 and above, as well as the vulnerable groups with morbidity problems, in addition to persons with disabiliti­es.

The third phase scheduled from May to February 2022 is for individual­s aged 18 and above, targeting about 14 million people.

Meanwhile, Health directorge­neral Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the Covid-19 infectivit­y rate or Ro/Rt based on daily cases in the country was 1.14 as of April 15.

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