Perlis To Complete Frontliner Two-Dose Vaccination By April 8: Adham

Perlis managed to inoculate all registered frontliners, numbering at 9,526, with the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine by March 18, covering 3.7% of its population.

KUALA LUMPUR, March 23 — Perlis expects to complete vaccination for all their frontline workers with both doses of the Covid-19 vaccine in the next fortnight by April 8. 

It was noted that the number of vaccine doses (first dose) administered remained at 9,526 doses administered since March 19. 

Health Minister Dr Adham Baba told CodeBlue that the Perlis state health department informed him that all the state’s registered frontliners received their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine by March 18. 

This means that Perlis, the country’s smallest state, has vaccinated about 3.7 per cent of its population with at least one dose of the coronavirus vaccine.

“Now, ongoing second dose. Expected to complete all second doses on April 8, 2021,” Dr Adham said. 

Perlis, as of March 21, has also managed to administer 504 second doses of the Covid-19 vaccine. So far, a total of 452,919 doses have been administered nationwide. 

Yesterday, a total of 24,209 vaccine doses were administered: 14,493 second doses and 9,716 first doses. 

Sarawak has administered the highest number of second doses (9,537) as of yesterday, followed by Pahang (3,677) and Kuala Lumpur (2,722). 

The National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme will soon move into Phase Two in April, targeting 9.4 million people above the age of 60 and those with comorbidities.

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