KUCHING, July 18: More than 60 per cent of the population in Kapit Division has been given the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine as of yesterday through the mobile outreach vaccination programme (PPV) in the interior of Sarawak.
Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Dr James Jemut Masing said as of July 17 this year, 58,531 people in Kapit have been given the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine which represented 62.3 per cent of the 93,900 people eligible to be vaccinated.
He added the mobile outreach vaccination programme which started from June 14 to July 17 has assisted to accelerate the inoculation exercise in Kapit which enabled the division to reach more than 60 per cent of the population vaccinated.
“This means on average 2,762 doses were administered over a period of 34 days during the outreach programme, that is 93,900 doses divided by 34 days.
“This also means that 58,531 out of the eligible total of 93,900 (according to Department of Statistics Malaysia) are already vaccinated with at least the first dose.
“That is 62.25 per cent of the total eligible population of Kapit Division,” said Masing, who is Baleh assemblyman, in a statement.
Masing, who is also Infrastructure and Ports Development Minister, said 44,220 people in Kapit or 47.1 per cent have received both the first and second doses of the Covid-19 vaccine.
He disclosed that a total of 102,571 doses of Covid-19 vaccine have been administered in Kapit. — DayakDaily