Sarawak retains top position in vaccination

The vaccination statistics nationwide.

KUCHING: Sarawak has retained its position as the top state in the country with the highest number of people vaccinated.

The Special Committee of Ensuring Access to Covid-19 Vaccine Supply (JKJAV) said that as of Saturday (June 26), a total of 1,132,968 doses of Covid-19 vaccine have been administered.

A total of 919,990 doses were administered to first-dose recipients while the other 212,978 to second-dose recipients.

This puts the state ahead of Selangor which administered a total of 1,095,232 doses and Kuala Lumpur with 1,079,441.

The total number of vaccines administered nationwide is 7,226,949 with 5,204,993 given to first-dose recipients and 2,021,956 to second-dose recipients.

Last Friday (June 25), Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg revealed that Sarawak has administered more than 1 million Covid-19 vaccine doses to its people, covering about 40 percent of its eligible population.

He said with the daily vaccination numbers surpassing 50,000, the state is on track to completing the inoculation plan by August.

On Saturday (June 26), a total of 51,601 vaccine doses were administered throughout Sarawak.

A total of 187,877 doses were administered nationwide on Saturday (June 26), with 132,279 individuals getting their first dose and 55,598 the second dose.

Sarawak is now in its third phase of the Covid-19 Immunisation Programme, whereby all eligible recipients aged 18 and above will be vaccinated based on their appointments.

Sarawak Disaster Management Committee chairman Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas said the first phase of the immunisation programme in the state involved the frontliners, while the second phase was for the high-risk group, namely those with comorbidities and senior citizens aged 60 years old and above.

“The response from Sarawakians towards the vaccination programme has been very encouraging so far and we are now in the final phase of the programme,” he said recently.