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ST Exclusive: Ong Ye Kung hopes close to 90% of seniors in Singapore can be vaccinated against Covid-19, Health News & Top Stories

SINGAPORE – To keep the population safe from Covid-19, it is best for 70 per cent to 80 per cent or more of the population here, including close to 90 per cent of the elderly, to be vaccinated against the disease, said Health Minister Ong Ye Kung on Thursday (July 1).

Seniors are at higher risk of falling seriously ill and dying from the disease, and the higher vaccination numbers are necessary, as children aged below 12 cannot be vaccinated for now, while new and more transmissible variants are spreading.

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ST Exclusive: Ong Ye Kung hopes close to 90% of seniors in Singapore can be vaccinated against Covid-19, Health News & Top Stories Source link ST Exclusive: Ong Ye Kung hopes close to 90% of seniors in Singapore can be vaccinated against Covid-19, Health News & Top Stories

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