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Sunday 12 September 2021

Singapore leads the way in Covid-19 vaccination race

Singapore leads the way in the global race to get people fully vaccinated with well over 80% of its 5.7 million people fully vaccinated against Covid-19. 

Leaving countries like the US and Australia in its wake, Singapore's Covid-19 vaccine booster shot program will begin next week, The Straits Times newspaper reported. 

Booster shots will available for seniors aged 60 years and above, as well as residents of aged-care facilities, the Ministry of Health (MOH) announced. 

Seniors who have completed their two-dose vaccination regimen at least six months ago will be invited to receive their booster dose. 

A booster dose is meant to increase the level of immunity and ensure that a high level of protection from severe disease is maintained across a longer period. 

Finance Minister Lawrence Wong, co-chair of a multi-ministry task force on Covid-19 in the Asian nation, has said that the possibility of giving vaccine boosters to younger adults was also being studied.

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