As of Tuesday, the Health Ministry recorded 418, 333 or 81.5 percent of the country’s adult population taking the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, while 35,194 or 59.5 percent are fully vaccinated.
In terms of the 12 to17 age group, 31, 861 or 43.7 percent took the first dose and 22, 464 or 30.8 percent are inoculated with both doses. Also, 28, 727 people have taken their booster doses.
Health Minister, Dr Frank Anthony is reminding the public that booster doses are now given five months after taking the second jab.
Booster doses are essential to fighting COVID-19. The Minister said recently that those fully vaccinated (double dose recipients) who have succumbed to the virus had comorbidities or their bodies’ immunity waned with the absence of a booster shot.