it's a bit of irony that serving as world highest paid politicians and leading the nation is called "a sacrifice", but serving as unpaid military conscripts doing menial jobs is "an honour that cannot be measured in dollars and cents".
Singapore citizens aged 12 to 39 can register online for their COVID-19 vaccinations from Friday (Jun 11), the Ministry of Health (MOH) announced on Thursday.
"This is a big group of 1.5 million people who have yet to be vaccinated," Health Minister Ong Ye Kung said at a COVID-19 multi-ministry task force press conference on Thursday.
Mr Ong said those who book their vaccination appointments at a centre offering the Moderna vaccine will likely get an earlier slot as younger students are only able to get the Pfizer-BioNTech jab.
As of Jun 9, MOH has administered more than 4.4 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Around 2.5 million people have received at least the first dose of the vaccine, of whom about 1.9 million individuals have received their second dose and completed the full vaccination regimen.
To date, about 74 per cent of eligible seniors aged 60 and above, close to 74 per cent of eligible persons aged 45 to 59, and 65 per cent of eligible persons aged 40 to 44 have received the COVID-19 vaccination or booked their vaccination appointments.
Mr Ong said this means about 44 per cent of Singapore's population, or 2.5 million people, have received at least one dose of vaccine.
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