S’pore intends to fully vaccinate 67% of its people by NDay: have we arrived yet?


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Approximately three out of five people in Singapore have been fully vaccinated since July 28, the Singapore government said in a warning on Friday (July 30th).

3.21 million people have completed the full regime so far, making up 57 percent of the population.

There are 4.28 million people who received at least the first dose.

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The vaccines currently in use are Pfizer-BioNTech / Comirnaty and Moderna.

Singapore aims to completely vaccinate two-thirds of its population until Statehood Day on 9 August. This means that there is a need for complete vaccination of about 560,000 more people.

Last week, on average, about 47,000 people were fully vaccinated every day. There are 12 days left until August 9 from the latest vaccination update on July 28, which shows that Singapore is on the way to achieving the goal of Statehood Day for almost 67 percent of the population.

If Singapore continues to vaccinate at the current rate, it will reach the 80 percent target by the end of August.

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The goal appears to have been achieved based on current budgets and is in line with Health Minister Ong Ye Kung updating Parliament on Monday (July 26th), approximately four out of five populations are expected to receive two doses by early September.

Until then, Singapore would have one of the highest vaccination rates in the world, which puts us in a strong position to move into a society resistant to Covid-19, “Ong said.

Invite seniors to get vaccinated

Singapore has invited seniors to apply for vaccinations. According to public records, one in five elderly people over the age of 70 is still unvaccinated.

For the elderly between the ages of 60 and 69, approximately one in seven is unvaccinated.

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“Elderly people – if you have not been vaccinated, do it as soon as possible, so that you are protected and can safely reopen,” the Ministry of Health called in its latest update.

“Those over the age of 60 can enter any vaccination center, polyclinic, public health clinic (PHPC) or mobile vaccination station for vaccination.”

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