KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 19 — Malaysia is on track to achieve the targets set under the National Covid-19 Immunisation Program (NIP), with 50.2 per cent or 11,743,096 of the country's adult population fully vaccinated as of yesterday.

The Covid-19 Vaccine Supply Access Guarantee Special Committee (JKJAV), through an infographic on Twitter, said 75.3 percent or 17,625,760 people have received the first dose, bringing the cumulative total of vaccine administered through NIP, as of yesterday, to 29,368,856 doses.

“Today, more than 50 per cent of the country's adult population has been fully vaccinated. We are on track to achieve the targets set for NIP. Thank you and congratulations to all involved. The hard work must continue,” it said. 



According to JKJAV, 54 per cent of the country's total population have received the first dose while 36 per cent have completed two doses. 

Meanwhile, daily vaccinations recorded an increase to 531,114 doses yesterday compared to 525,111 doses on Tuesday, 188,474 of which were first doses while 342,640 were for the second. 

Meanwhile, Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) secretary-general Datuk Dr Siti Hamisah Tapsir, in a statement on her Facebook page, said Sarawak, Negeri Sembilan, Perlis, Melaka, Penang, Labuan and the Klang Valley had surpassed the 40 per cent rate of the adult population being fully vaccinated.

This, thus, meets the threshold value for the transition from Phase Two to Phase Three as stipulated under the National Recovery Plan (PPN).

“The Federal Territory of Labuan, Sarawak and the Klang Valley are the three states that have recorded the highest rates of vaccination among their adult populations (for both doses of vaccine jabs), namely at 90 per cent, 82.5 per cent and 73.8 per cent respectively,” she said.

Referring to the category of individuals who have been vaccinated, Dr Siti Hamisah said 3,152,056 senior citizens had been vaccinated, with 2,768,981 of them having had both doses of the vaccine jabs.

Meanwhile, 428,140 persons with disabilities (PwD) have also been vaccinated, with 288,329 of them fully vaccinated. 

She said 8,528,228 individuals with comorbidities (individuals suffering from two or more unrelated diseases simultaneously) had also been vaccinated, with 6,120,461 of them having completed both doses.

Apart from that, 54,636 pregnant mothers have also been vaccinated, with 53,421 having completed both doses.

“With over 50 per cent of the adult population in Malaysia having been vaccinated, we are getting closer to achieving the required level of protection as projected in the PPN,” she said. — Bernama