KUALA LUMPUR, June 4 — In the first 100 days of Malaysia’s Covid-19 vaccine rollout, about 9 per cent of the 24.3 million adult population has received at least one dose of vaccine.
A total of 2,208,016 people nationwide have received at least one dose, including 1,122,420 fully vaccinated people who completed both doses of the coronavirus vaccine.
Yesterday, which marked the 100th day of the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme (PICK) since it began on February 24, saw 117,563 doses administered, the highest ever daily shots to the arm.
Malaysia also previously administered 105,655 doses on June 2 and 107,340 doses on May 27. The country reached about 88,000 average daily jabs in the past seven days.
“The government’s next target is to administer 200,000 daily doses by July 31, 2021,” the Covid-19 Immunisation Task Force (CITF) said in a 100-day report card on PICK released today.
In terms of total population coverage in Malaysia, 6.8 per cent have received at least one dose as of the 100th day of PICK yesterday, while 3.4 per cent have been fully vaccinated.
Malaysia’s highest Covid-19 vaccination coverage was recorded in Putrajaya with 23.1 per cent of its total population receiving at least one dose, followed by Kuala Lumpur (21 per cent), and Labuan (14.8 per cent).
Sabah recorded the country’s lowest Covid-19 vaccination coverage at 3.9 per cent of its total population receiving at least one dose of vaccine, followed by the most populous and developed state of Selangor (4.9 per cent), and Johor (5.4 per cent).
CITF said from today, an additional 74 Covid-19 vaccination centres (PPV) comprising public, AstraZeneca, and mega PPVs will be opened.
Besides the World Trade Centre (WTC) and the Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre (MITEC) in Kuala Lumpur, five more mega PPVs in the Klang Valley will soon begin operations: Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC), Axiata Bukit Jalil, MINES International Exhibition & Convention Centre (MIECC), Setia City Convention Centre (SCCC), and UiTM Puncak Alam.
“As a whole, these seven PPVs will have the capacity to vaccinate 30,000 people a day,” said CITF.
CITF also said 5,623,800 Covid-19 vaccine doses have already been delivered to Malaysia as of June 3, without disclosing the breakdown according to brand. So far, three Covid-19 vaccines are being used in the government’s inoculation programme: Pfizer-BioNTech, AstraZeneca-Oxford, and Sinovac.
As of yesterday, a total of 3,330,436 doses have been administered nationwide, according to the Special Committee on Ensuring Access to Covid-19 Vaccine Supply (JKJAV). This would mean that 2,293,364 doses, or 41 per cent of supply, have yet to be injected into arms.
About 52 per cent of Malaysia’s adult population aged 18 and above, or some 12.6 million people, have registered for Covid-19 inoculation.
CITF said more than 280 PPVs are currently in operation as of June 3, including 218 PPVs in the private sector. A total of 30,268 volunteers have registered with PICK.
“As a caring government, PICK will accelerate the vaccination rate and work with the private sector and other ministries and run outreach programmes to ensure that no one is left out from registering for and obtaining Covid-19 vaccines if eligible, including vulnerable groups and foreigners.”