KUALA LUMPUR, March 24 — The proportion of the adult population in Malaysia who registered on MySejahtera for Covid-19 vaccination only increased by 2.36 percentage points over the past week.
According to data released by the Special Committee on Ensuring Access to Covid-19 Vaccine Supply (JKJAV), only 26.56 per cent of the Malaysian population aged 18 and above have registered as of March 23 to get vaccinated, just up by 2.36 percentage points from 24.2 per cent population coverage as of March 17.
At this rate, it would take about 30 weeks for all adults in Malaysia to sign up on MySejahtera for Covid-19 inoculation.
A total of 6,442,512 people have registered on the government’s MySejahtera app as of yesterday to get the coronavirus shot, increasing by 575,015 registrations from 5,867,497 as of March 17.
Sabah, which has the second biggest population in Malaysia after Selangor, recorded the slowest increase in vaccine registration in terms of population coverage, rising only by 0.89 percentage points from 9 per cent as of March 17 to 9.89 per cent as of March 23.
Putrajaya, which has the second smallest population in Malaysia after Labuan, reported the fastest increase in MySejahtera vaccine registration in terms of population coverage, rising by 5.36 percentage points from 72.4 per cent as of March 17 to 77.76 per cent as of yesterday.
As of yesterday, Putrajaya and Sabah reported the biggest and smallest population coverage of MySejahtera vaccine registrations at 77.76 per cent and 9.89 per cent respectively.
The top six states and territories with the highest proportion of the population signing up on MySejahtera for Covid-19 vaccination, as of yesterday, were the administrative centre of Putrajaya (77.76 per cent), the capital city of Kuala Lumpur (38.36 per cent), Selangor (38.06 per cent), Penang (33.51 per cent), Negeri Sembilan (31.06 per cent), and Labuan (29.98 per cent).
In terms of absolute numbers of MySejahtera vaccine registrations, Selangor recorded the biggest increase with 144,418 registrations between March 17 and March 23, while Labuan reported the smallest with 1,856 registrations in that period.
The Covid-19 Immunisation Task Force is gearing up for the challenging second phase of the national coronavirus inoculation drive next month that targets 9.4 million people aged above 60 or those with underlying health conditions, after nearly completing inoculation of about 500,000 frontline workers in Phase One. A total of 430,368 people have already been vaccinated as of yesterday, including 51,621 who received the second dose.