The targeted groups should get their vaccinations soon if they haven’t already.
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Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham announced on his Facebook page that all mega vaccination centres (PPVs) will be closed beginning 16 March 2022.
Until then, Covid-19 vaccinations will be open strictly for walk-ins only at PPV Axiata Arena Bukit Jalil and PPV World Trade Centre (WTC) Kuala Lumpur.
The two PPVs will be open from 9am to 6pm.
The targeted groups are:
- Children aged 5 to 11 (1st Dose)
- Teenagers aged 12 to 17 (1st Dose/ 2nd Dose)
- Adults aged 18 and above (1st Dose/ 2nd Dose/ Booster Dose)
As of 5 March, Malay Mail reported that more than a million children between five and 11 years old had received the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine under PICKids.
Based on the CovidNow website, 14,984,241 adults (63.7% of the population) in the country have received the booster dose and 22,927,098 (97.4%) have completed the vaccination, while 23,203,753 (98.6%) have received at least one dose of the vaccine.
2,830,746 teens aged between 12 and 17 (91% of their population) have completed the vaccination, while 2,930,978 (94.2%) have received at least one dose of the vaccine.
Meanwhile, according to the Health Ministry’s GitHub portal, a total of 67 deaths due to Covid-19 were recorded on 5 March, with Selangor recording 14 cases, followed by Kedah (12), Johor (10), Perak (8), Sabah (7) and four cases each in Melaka and Perlis.
Pahang and Kelantan recorded three cases each. Negeri Sembilan and Penang had one death each.