Covid-19: Malaysia reaches new vaccination milestone, over 250,000 doses given on June 22

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia has reached another milestone in the roll-out of Covid-19 vaccines as it crossed the 250,000 daily dose mark on Tuesday (June 22).

Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba said that 250,529 doses were administered throughout the country yesterday.

Out of that figure, 190,244 doses that were given were the first doses, while the remaining 60,285 doses were second doses.

This is the highest daily number of doses administered since Monday (June 21) when 235,623 doses were administered.

To date, a total of 6,301,727 doses have been given out.

“The number of people who have received their first dose is 4,574,685. From that number, 1,727,042 people have also received the second dose,” Dr Adham said in a tweet on Wednesday (June 23).

This means that about 5.3% of the population have received both doses of a Covid-19 vaccine.

This comes after Covid-19 National Immunisation Programme coordinating minister Khairy Jamaluddin said that the authorities aim to achieve 400,000 vaccinations a day by August.

He has also targeted to fully vaccinate 10% of Malaysia’s population by mid-July.

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