Singapore's vaccination campaign has been accelerated to vaccinate two-thirds, or about 66 percent of the total population, by August 9, National Day.
Furthermore, if the vaccine supply is intact, the government intends to meet the deadline. Following the achievement of the goal, the administration wants to take several immediate steps, including modifying public health guidelines for vaccinated people and those traveling overseas.
Reuters reports that only individuals who received vaccinations under the national immunization program, which currently uses the Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech/Cominarty vaccines, are counted. More than 3.7 million people, or about 65 percent of the population, have received at least one dose of Pfizer or Moderna vaccinations. Nearly 2.2 million people have received two doses up to July 27. Officials said that people who obtained Sinovac Biotech vaccines are not counted in Singapore's overall COVID-19 vaccinations, citing a lack of efficacy data for the Chinese-made vaccine, particularly against the Delta form.
The Straits Times reports that more than 3.5 million individuals, or 63 percent of the total population, were fully vaccinated as of August 2, and an additional 284,563 people need to be vaccinated to fulfill the objective of fully vaccinating two-thirds of the people.