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Khairy Jamaluddin Abu Bakar

By Mohammad Arif Nizam

KUALA LUMPUR – Only 1.46 million individuals or 6.1 percent of Malaysians have registered to receive the Covid-19 vaccine as of 11.00am this morning, said Khairy Jamaluddin Abu Bakar.

The Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation said that 17,064 individuals have been immunised against the disease at the moment and Kuching recorded the most number of recipients for the vaccine with 1,677 individuals.

According to Khairy, who is also the coordinating minister of the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme, the leader board is followed by Sibu with 1,360 individuals, Kinta (1,141), Kuantan (1,075) and Mukah (822).

“Meanwhile, Sarawak is also the state with the most number of people vaccinated for Covid-19 with 7,402 individuals, Pahang (2,419) and Perak (1,277) and the numbers are being updated at all time.

“The immunisation programme is still at a low level and aggressive efforts will be made so that more people will register for the vaccine,” he said during a virtual joint-news conference with the Minister of Health, Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba.

Khairy added, the registration rate for the vaccine is not very encouraging at the moment due to the ‘wait and see’ attitude of the people in the country.

He said, the government has expected the situation, however, it also believes that the registration rate will pick up soon, once the official website is launched and the public may also visit their nearest hospital or clinics for registration. –MalaysiaGazette