KUALA LUMPUR, April 6 — An average of 24,054 total vaccine doses were administered daily in Malaysia under the national Covid-19 vaccination programme in the past week.
Between March 30 and April 5, Selangor, which has the biggest population in the country, administered the highest daily average of Covid-19 vaccines at 3,458 doses. This includes both first and second doses of two-dose vaccine regimens.
Perak and Sarawak are in the next two places behind Selangor, administering an average of 2,709 and 2,498 doses a day respectively from March 30 until April 5.
Within the same period of time, Labuan, Putrajaya, and Perlis — the three smallest states and territories in the country — administered the lowest daily average of Covid-19 vaccine doses at 83 doses, 291 doses, and 437 doses respectively.
Over the past week, Malaysia administered 7,137 first doses and 16,917 second doses daily on average.
As of April 5, Selangor (110,684 doses) has administered the highest number of total Covid-19 shots (comprising both first and second doses), whereas Labuan (5,124 doses) has released the least number of jabs in the country.
As of yesterday, the country has administered a total of 830,036 doses, comprising 523,233 first doses and 306,803 second doses of the coronavirus vaccines.
This means that from an estimated 24,284,961 adults aged above 18 in Malaysia, about 1.26 per cent have received complete Covid-19 inoculation.
Yesterday, Vaccine Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said that Malaysia’s Covid-19 vaccine supply will only exceed demand in July, when Malaysia is due to receive bulk vaccine deliveries from manufacturers.
He also stated that a total of 62,837 health care personnel across the public and private sectors have yet to receive Covid-19 vaccination as of yesterday.
It is to be noted that the second phase of the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme (PICK) will begin on April 19.