Putrajaya has confirmed that Sabah’s vaccination rate is the lowest in the country.
In a report released by the COVID-19 Vaccine Supply Access Guarantee Special Committee (JKJAV) on 3rd June 2021, the committee reported only 5.21% (152,900 people) Sabahans have received the first jab.
The Committee headed by Khairy Jamaluddin amd Datuk Seri Dr. Adham Baba added, of the 5.21% Sabahans who were jabbed, only 3.1% (89,821 people) have completed the second dose of vaccination.
In comparison, neighbouring Sarawak who is governed by local-based political parties have achieved a vaccination rate of 9.74%, nearly twice Sabah’s record.
In the Peninsular, the “poor” east coast states of Terengganu and Kelantan have also achieved twice higher vaccination rates than Sabah.
Terengganu amd Kelantan each recorded a vaccination rate of 10.06% and 9.30%, while Sabah is lowest nationwide at 5.21%.