Khairy says 90% of original 1st-phase recipients given Covid-19 vaccine

Ragananthini Vethasalam

A healthcare worker prepares to administer a Covid-19 vaccine to a patient. Minister of Science, Technology & Innovation Khairy Jamaluddin says the authorities plan to vaccinate all 647,000 people it is targeting in the first phase within two weeks. – The Malaysian Insight pic by Afif Abd Halim, March 29, 2021.

ROUGHLY 90% of the 500,175 people selected for the first phase of the Covid-19 vaccination drive have been inoculated with the first dose, said Minister of Science, Technology & Innovation Khairy Jamaluddin.

Speaking at his weekly press conference on the vaccination programme, Khairy said 580,765 doses have been administered as of yesterday, with 451,655 people receiving their first dose and a further 129,110 have been fully immunised – following a second jab – against the coronavirus.

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