KUALA LUMPUR, March 11 — Kuala Lumpur has broken into the top five states with highest Covid-19 vaccination rates in Malaysia, inoculating 1.16 per cent of the capital city’s 1.7 million population.
By March 9, Kuala Lumpur had vaccinated 0.95 per cent of its population with the first dose, but now the city has managed to vaccinate 1.16 per cent of its population after administering an additional 3,623 doses yesterday.
Putrajaya has managed to vaccinate the highest proportion of its population (3.06 per cent) in the country, followed by Labuan (2.35 per cent), Perlis (2.06 per cent), Kuala Lumpur (1.16 per cent), and Pahang (1.04 per cent).
In terms of the absolute number of first doses administered as of March 10, Sarawak has managed to vaccinate the highest number of people, 28,194, followed by Selangor (24,211 people), and Kuala Lumpur (20,510 people).
However, Selangor — with the biggest population in the country at 6.5 million people — has only managed to vaccinate 0.37 per cent of its population, the lowest compared to all federal territories and states.
As Sarawak has managed to vaccinate the highest absolute number of people, the state government has requested additional vaccine doses from the federal government. Sarawak, with the country’s fourth biggest population, has been going through the vaccination process quickly compared to other states.
Yesterday, the total number of people vaccinated with the Covid-19 vaccine dropped slightly by 5.3 per cent from 29,560 doses on March 9 to 28,000 doses on March 10.
Overall as of March 10, a total 223,923 individuals have been given the first shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine, translating to 44.8 per cent of the 500,000 frontliners targeted to be vaccinated during the Phase One of the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme.
Just 0.7 per cent of the Malaysian population have received their first vaccine dose as of yesterday.