239,438 doses of COVID-19 vaccines, which includes both the AstraZeneca and Sinopharm Vaccines 1st and 2nd doses, have been administered as of Friday last week 5th of November.

Of the total doses administered 59,226 (14.3%) people are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19. This is from a toal vaccine eligible population of 414,327.

Up to 120,986 (29.2%) people have received their first jab, meaning close to 43.5 percent of the eligible population have received at least one dose of the vaccine.

With health care workers, 42.9 percent have received 2 doses of COVID-19 vaccines and 76.8 percent with at least 1 dose.

For our elderlies, 55 years and above, only 6.8 percent have completed 2 doses and 26.1 percent with at least one dose. With this, the Ministry of Health is urging households with elderlies to help them reach vaccination sites to get their vaccine doses. They are the most vulnerable and are more likely to get serious complications should they become infected with COVID-19.

Vaccine administration is higher among males than in females, with a total of 102,724 males vaccinated. 55 percent of total doses have been given to males as compared to females who account for 45% of the doses.

To achieve coverage of 90 percent 313,668 will need to get their first jab, while 192,682 will need to get their second jab. 

The Ministry of Health and Medical Services is urging people to continue coming forward to get vaccinated. COVID-19 vaccination remains the single most effective and efficient means to fight COVID-19 infection. Do not wait for community transmission as it will already be too late.

Community and Church Leaders who have had their vaccination also urged to encourage those that are vaccine-hesitant to get vaccinated.

People not yet vaccinated are encouraged to take the courage and stand up for what is actually right, because many lives will be saved, and you can make the difference in the vaccination drive.

Source: MHMS