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Declining vaccination rates a good sign, says Mosti

PUTRAJAYA: The decline in Malaysia's daily vaccination rate is a positive sign that most people in the country have received their Covid-19 immunisation.

Science, Technology, and Innovation (Mosti) Minister Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba said the rate is expected to decline further in the coming weeks.

"I am aware that many people have asked why the vaccination rate is declining.

"This is a positive sign, as more people have been vaccinated," he said during the handing of duty between him and Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin.

Dr Adham said Malaysia is on the right track with its Covid-19 National Immunisation Programme (NIP).

"We have also reached a commendable percentage in our vaccination rates," he said.

In another development, Dr Adham said the government has decided that matriculation, public and private higher learning institution students can walk-in to vaccination centres to get vaccinated.

He said the students only need to present their student identification cards.

He said as of Sept 7, a total 547,595 public and private tertiary students (or 53.2 per cent) have received both doses.

"Another 195,000 (or 37.5 per cent) public university students and 51,000 (10.2 per cent) private university students have no vaccination registration records to date."

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