Over 760,000 Malaysian children fully vaccinated against Covid-19 as of April 26

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KUALA LUMPUR (April 27): A total of 761,309 children aged between five and 11 or 21.4% of the population had been fully vaccinated under the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme for Children (PICKids) as of Tuesday (April 26).

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Based on the COVIDNOW website, a total of 1,504,066 children in the same group, or 42.3% of them, had received at least one dose of the vaccine.

For adolescents aged between 12 and 17, a total of 2,889,620 individuals or 92.9% of those in the age group had completed their vaccination, while 2,988,492 individuals or 96.1% had received at least one dose of the vaccine.

As for adults, a total of 16,020,386 individuals or 68.1% of the group had received the booster shot, while 22,965,472 individuals or 97.6% had completed their vaccination and 23,242,030 individuals or 98.8% had received at least one dose.

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A total of 34,376 doses of the vaccine were dispensed on Tuesday, comprising 6,906 first shots, 22,782 second jabs and 4,688 booster doses, bringing the cumulative number of vaccine doses administered under the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme (PICK) to 70,158,087.

Meanwhile, according to the Ministry of Health’s GitHub portal, 13 deaths due to Covid-19 were reported in the country on Tuesday, with Selangor and Kuala Lumpur recording the highest at three cases each, followed by Kedah and Perak with two fatalities each, while Melaka, Pahang and Penang had one each.-BERNAMA