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UK's success in curbing Covid-19 deaths shows importance of vaccination, says Dr Adham - The Star Online

JOHOR BARU: The success of the United Kingdom – which has not recorded any new Covid-19 deaths over the last few days – is a testament to the effectiveness of a vaccination programme, says Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba (pic).

The Health Minister said that this is why the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme must be successful, and added that this success also needs the close cooperation of the rakyat.

“It is important for us to increase immunity and protection for as many as possible so that the Covid-19 situation in the country does not reach a more serious level,” he added.

Dr Adham said this when met after conducting a visit to the mega-vaccination centre (PPV) at the Persada International Convention here on Sunday (June 6).

Dr Adham said under the first phase of the programme, about 500,000 frontliners received the jabs while another 9.3 million individuals are expected to get their vaccine shots under the second phase.

“This program will continue in the third phase where it is estimated that more than 13 million individuals would get their vaccination shots. With that in mind, the government has taken initiative by having more PPVs throughout the country, ” he added.

The United Kingdom had recently announced zero daily Covid-19 deaths within 28 days of a positive test for the first time since March 2020.