Covid 19: Over 1.1 million kids in Malaysia fully vaccinated as of May 21

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KUALA LUMPUR (May 22): A total of 1,111,499 or 31.3% of children aged five to 11 in the country have been fully vaccinated under the Covid-19 National Immunisation Programme for Children (PICKids) as of Saturday (May 21).

According to the COVIDNOW website, a total of 1,671,828 children or 47.1% of the group have received at least one dose of vaccine.

For adolescents aged 12 to 17 years, a total of 2,909,039 or 93.5% are fully vacinated, while 3,005,679 or 96.6% of the same group have received at least one dose of vaccine.

Meanwhile, a total of 16,078,909 or 68.3% of adults have received a booster dose, while 22,972,623 or 97.6% have completed two doses and 23,248,575 or 98.8% had received at least one dose of Covid-19 vaccine.

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As for daily doses, a total of 20,860 doses of Covid-19 vaccine were administered on Saturday involving 7,296 first doses, 12,179 second doses and 1,385 booster doses, bringing cumulative total vaccine dose administration through the National Covid-19 Immunisation Program (PICK) to 70,784,541.

According to the GitHub portal of the Ministry of Health, three deaths due to Covid-19 were recorded on Saturday, with two cases in Johor and one in Pahang.