About three out of five people in Singapore had received full vaccinations as of July 28, the Singapore government said in a warning on Friday, July 30.
3.21 million people have completed the full system to date, making up 57 percent of the population.
4.28 million people received at least the first dose.
The vaccines currently being administered are Pfizer-BioNTech/Comirnaty and Moderna.
Singapore aims to Full two-thirds vaccination of its residents by National Day on August 9. This means that about 560,000 additional people will need to be fully vaccinated.
Last week, an average of 47,000 people were fully vaccinated each day. With 12 days left until August 9 from the last vaccination update on July 28, this shows that Singapore is on track to reach the national day target of nearly 67 per cent of the population.
If Singapore continues its vaccination campaign at its current rate, it will also reach the 80 per cent target once the end of August.
The goal appears achievable based on current accounts, and is in line with Health Minister Aung Yi Kong Update to Parliament On Monday, July 26, about four in five residents are expected to receive two doses by early September.
By then, Singapore will have one of the highest vaccination rates in the world, and this “puts us in a strong position to transition to a Covid-19 resilient society,” Mr Ong said.
Invite the elderly to get vaccinated
Singapore urges older people to apply for the vaccination. According to public records, one in five seniors aged 70 and over is still not immune.
For older adults between the ages of 60 and 69, about one in seven are not vaccinated.
In its latest update, the Department of Health urged: “Seniors – if you have not been vaccinated, please do so as soon as possible, so that you are protected and we can safely reopen.”
“People aged 60 and over can go to any immunization center, polyclinic, participating public health preparedness clinic (PHPC) or mobile immunization station to get vaccinated.”
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