Almost 29 million Covid-19 vaccine doses administered as at Aug 17: JKJAV

Almost 29 million Covid-19 vaccine doses administered as at Aug 17: JKJAV

KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 28,837,742 doses of the Covid-19 vaccine have been administered under the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme (Pick) as of yesterday (Aug 17).

The Covid-19 Vaccine Supply Access Guarantee Special Committee (JKJAV) through an infographic shared on its official Twitter informed that 17,437,286 individuals received the first dose while 11,400,456 individuals the second.

In terms of percentage, 53.4 per cent of the country’s population has received the first dose while 34.9 per cent have completed two doses of the Covid-19 vaccine.

Meanwhile, on the daily vaccination rate, a total of 525,111 doses were administered yesterday as compared to 501,776 doses on Monday, with 184,972 being the first dose and 340,139 the second dose.

Pick was launched on Feb 24 to provide vaccinations to curb the Covid-19 pandemic nationwide. -Bernama