S’pore aims to fully vaccinate 67% of its population before NDay – are we there yet?

S’pore aims to fully vaccinate 67% of its population before NDay – are we there yet?

S’pore aims to fully vaccinate 67% of its population before NDay – are we there yet?

About three out of five people in Singapore are fully vaccinated as of July 28, the Singapore government said in an alert on Friday (July 30).

So far, 3.21 million people have completed the full regimen, representing 57% of the population.

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

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The vaccines currently being administered are Pfizer-BioNTech / Comirnaty and Moderna.

Singapore aims fully vaccinate two-thirds of its population around National Day on August 9. This means that an additional 560,000 people need to be vaccinated.

Last week, about 47,000 more people were fully vaccinated on average each day. With 12 days to August 9 since the last vaccination update on July 28, it shows that Singapore is on track to meet the National Day target of nearly 67 percent of the population.

If Singapore maintains the vaccination campaign at its current rate, it will also reach its target of 80% by the end of August.

S’pore aims to fully vaccinate 67% of its population before NDay – are we there yet?

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The goal appears achievable based on current calculations, and is in line with that of Health Minister Ong Ye Kung. update to Parliament on Monday (July 26) that roughly four out of five of the population are expected to have received two doses by early September.

By then, Singapore would have one of the highest vaccination rates in the world, and that “puts us in a strong position to transition to a Covid-19 resilient society,” Ong said.

Call older people to get vaccinated

Singapore has been urging older people to come forward for vaccination. According to public records, one in five adults aged 70 and over has not yet been vaccinated.

For older people between the ages of 60 and 69, about one in seven is not vaccinated.

S’pore aims to fully vaccinate 67% of its population before NDay – are we there yet?

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“Elderly people: if they have not been vaccinated, do so as soon as possible, so that they are protected and we can reopen safely,” urged the Ministry of Health in its latest update.

“People 60 and older can go to any vaccination center, polyclinic, participating PHPC or mobile vaccination station to get vaccinated.”

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