At least half of Malaysia’s population is set to be vaccinated by end of August.
FMT reported that Malaysia is on track to achieve the target of getting 50% of its adult population fully vaccinated this month, according to the coordinating minister for the immunisation programme, Khairy Jamaluddin.
“Our average daily vaccination rate for July was almost 400,000, surpassing our target of 300,000. We started the month behind advanced countries like Australia, Japan and South Korea, but finished considerably ahead.
“Our ramp-up has been internationally recognised and we have been recording daily vaccinations in excess of half a million doses,” he said.
“This shows what we have always known, what was holding us back was not the lack of capacity, resources or competency, but rather not having a consistent supply of vaccines due to the global vaccine inequity and the hoarding of vaccines by certain countries which has been condemned by the World Health Organization,” the portal reported.
It was also stated that 100% of adults in the Klang Valley had received at least one dose of the vaccine.