KUALA LUMPUR, March 18 — Terengganu managed to vaccinate all registered frontline workers with the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine yesterday, the second state to complete after Labuan.
As of March 17, Terengganu has administered 15,726 coronavirus doses, vaccinating all frontliners, 15 days ahead of time. The east coast state inoculated just one person yesterday.
“We have completed all our frontliners. Based on our first-line listing,” Health Minister Dr Adham Baba told CodeBlue when contacted today.
Terengganu, which started their vaccine rollout on February 26, took 20 days to vaccinate all their 15,726 frontliners with the first dose on an average of 786 doses per day. Meanwhile, Labuan also managed to vaccinate all 2,342 of their frontliners, as early as March 12.
So far, the government has managed to administer 367,213 doses (first doses) to frontliners nationwide, translating to 73.4 per cent of the government’s Phase One target in the national Covid-19 vaccination programme.
From yesterday onwards, those who received their first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine will be receiving their second shot. Dr Adham told a press conference yesterday that all those who have completed two doses will be given a unique badge to indicate that they have received both doses of the Covid-19 vaccine.