Almost 80% of S'poreans aged 12-39 have taken 1st dose of vaccine or booked a slot: Ong Ye Kung

Singapore's vaccines supplies are currently not in shortage, said Ong.

Fiona Tan | June 30, 2021, 09:13 AM

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Minister of Health Ong Ye Kung announced that the additional 500,000 first dose appointment slots, meant for Singaporeans between the ages of 12 to 39, has seen good take-up.

Almost 80 per cent from this group, including students, have taken their first dose, or booked a slot, according to Ong.

No shortage in supplies

Vaccination bookings were previously slated to commence on July 2 for non-Singaporeans.

Singapore's vaccines supplies are currently not in shortage, so vaccination bookings for non-Singaporeans will open two days earlier than planned, said Ong in his Facebook post on June 29.

Vaccination bookings will be opened up for non-Singaporeans from June 30 onwards.

"This will better help sustain a strong momentum of vaccination. Every day matters."

Seniors remain biggest concern

However, seniors in Singapore remain a big concern as 24 per cent of them are still not vaccinated, according to Ong.

As such, Ong encouraged the public to show their loved ones the videos explaining why they should get vaccinated and to persuade them.

For young persons, Ong added that getting vaccinated will minimise the chance of bringing the virus to seniors and infecting them.

You can read Ong's Facebook post here.

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