Malaysia Aims to Inoculate 60% of Population by End-September

Malaysia aims to vaccinate 60% of the country’s population by the end of September, according to Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Khairy Jamaluddin.

  • The nation has ramped up the pace of inoculations in recent weeks, and 4.08 million individuals, or 12.5% of the population, have got at least one dose of the Covid vaccine, he said at a World Bank forum on Wednesday
    • NOTE: Malaysia dispensed 250,529 shots on Tuesday, topping the government’s target of 150,000 daily doses for June
  • The government is confident of administering 11 million doses in July, 13 million by the end of August, and a further 8 million by the end of September, Khairy said
    • NOTE: Vaccination numbers is one of the three metrics the government is monitoring as it decides on easing the lockdown that is due to end on June 28

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