Singapore hits 80% vaccination rate

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Eighty percent of Singapore’s population has been fully vaccinated, according to the city-state’s health minister. The official said that the metric was arrived at due to “the collective effort of many people working behind the scenes and the people of Singapore coming forward to take care of themselves and the people around them.”

The city has been successful in its vaccination efforts by providing the jabs at mass vaccination centres, clinics and even via home vaccinations – a program it hopes to complete by the end of September.

It’s been so successful in its efforts that it’s now closing four of its mass vaccination centres. Despite the vaccination efforts, the city reported 113 new locally-transmitted Covid cases on Saturday. However the city’s authorities have stated they’re not aiming for zero cases, instead focusing on minimising serious cases and hospitalisations through mass inoculation.