80% of adults completely vaccinated in Malaysia now focus on teenagers


Malaysia has fully vaccinated 80% of its adult population and is now moving on to inoculating teens and administering booster injections to high-risk groups in preparation for the endemic Covid-19 phase, which begins next month. More restrictions have been eased, and a trial plan to restore domestic travel has been expanded to include Genting Highlands, Melaka, and Tioman Island.
At midday on Tuesday, Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob and Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin declared on their respective Twitter accounts that the 80% mark had been reached (Sept 21).
In a tweet, Mr. Khairy stated that the Special Committee on Covid-19 Vaccines Supply will now locate the remaining 20% of adults who have not yet been vaccinated. Malaysia had hoped to reach its goal of 100% adult immunization by the end of October.
However, the more transmissible Delta strain has caused the government to forgo its aim in favor of an endemic phase in which it would reopen the economy and live with the virus while vaccinating as many people as possible. As of Monday, 57.1 percent of Malaysia’s entire population had been completely vaccinated, according to the Ministry of Health’s Covidnow website.
The immunization campaign was initially aimed at those aged 18 and up. This month, the country began vaccinating teens aged 12 to 17, intending to have at least 60% of adolescents partially vaccinated by early November. Before schools reopen in 2022, it plans to properly vaccinate all adolescents.


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