About three out of five people in Singapore were fully vaccinated on July 28, the Singapore government said in a warning on Friday (July 30).
3.21 million people have completed the full cure so far, which makes up 57 percent of the population.
There are 4.28 million people who got at least the first dose.
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The vaccines currently being administered are Pfizer-BioNTech / Comirnaty and Moderna.
Singapore plans to fully vaccinate two-thirds of its population by August 9, the national holiday. This means that around 560,000 more people will need to be fully vaccinated.
In the past week, an average of around 47,000 people were fully vaccinated every day. With 12 days remaining until August 9th from the last vaccination update on July 28th, it shows Singapore is well on track to meet the National Day goal of nearly 67 percent of the population.
If Singapore continues the vaccination campaign at the current pace, it will also reach its 80 percent target by the end of August.
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The target appears to be achievable on the basis of current calculations and is in line with the notification from Health Minister Ong Ye Kung to Parliament on Monday (July 26) that around four in 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 resistant society," said Mr Ong.
Calling seniors to get vaccinated
Singapore urges seniors to get vaccinated. According to public records, one in five senior citizens aged 70 and over is still unvaccinated.
About one in seven seniors between the ages of 60 and 69 are unvaccinated.
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"Seniors – if you have not been vaccinated, please do so as soon as possible so that you are protected and we can safely reopen," urged the Ministry of Health in its latest update.
"People aged 60 and over can be vaccinated in any vaccination center, polyclinic, participating public health clinic (PHPC) or mobile vaccination station."
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