KUALA LUMPUR, March 15 — Malaysia’s daily Covid-19 vaccine doses administered declined over the weekend by 63 per cent from 25,982 doses on Friday to 9,595 doses on Sunday.
On Friday (March 12), 25,982 coronavirus shots were administered nationwide. Following that, the daily doses administered dropped to 16,213 doses on Saturday (March 13) and 9,595 doses on Sunday (March 14).
Similarly, during the previous weekend on March 6 and March 7, the number of daily doses administered reduced from 14,694 doses on March 6 to 12,112 doses on March 7.
However, on March 8 (Monday), the number of doses administered then increased to 26,643. These were all first doses administered.
The reason for the decline is unknown, but it could be due to fewer vaccination appointments given during the weekend because of the reduced manpower available during weekends at vaccination sites.
As of yesterday, 301,699 individuals have received their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, translating to 60.3 per cent of Phase One of the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme that targets 500,000 frontline workers.