KUALA LUMPUR, June 4 — A total of 117,563 doses of vaccine jabs were administered yesterday (June 3) – the highest number of daily vaccination since the National COVID-19 Immunisation Programme (PICK) was implemented 100 days ago on Feb 24.
The Special Committee on COVID-19 Vaccine Supply Access Guarantee (JKJAV) said that of the total, 109,827 individuals received their first jab while 7,736 others received their second dose.
“The total number (of vaccine doses given) will keep increasing,” the committee said on its Twitter account.
As of yesterday, a total of 3,330,436 individuals had completed their double COVID-19 vaccine doses nationwide.
Yesterday, National COVID-19 Immunisation Programme Coordinating Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said the government had set a target of administering 150,000 vaccine shots per day this month before increasing it to 200,000 shots by July.
Khairy, who is also the Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, said the target would be achieved through the establishment of more vaccination centres, including 1,000 private clinics nationwide, as well as through the drive-through system.