Singapore fully vaccinates 80% of population against COVID-19

Children walk home with their guardians after school in Singapore on May 17, 2021, as the country prepares to shut all schools and switch to home-based learning until the end of the term due to a rise in the number of Covid-19 coronavirus cases. Roslan RAHMAN / AFP

Singapore has fully inoculated 80% of its 5.7 million people against COVID-19, the health minister said on Sunday, becoming the world’s most vaccinated country and setting the stage for further easing of curbs.

“We have crossed another milestone, where 80% of our population has received their full regimen of two doses,” Ong Ye Kung said in a Facebook post.

Over 4,300 homebound individuals have received their COVID-19 jab by the home vaccination teams.

“Every week, we continue to receive about 700 requests for home vaccinations. To meet the demand, and thanks to over 200 volunteer doctors and nurses, and also the assistance of SAF, we are tripling the number of home vaccination teams from 11 to 33 teams” he added.

That gives the tiny city-state the world’s highest rate of complete vaccinations, according to a Reuters tracker (

Authorities have said they will further ease COVID-19 restrictions after hitting the 80% milestone.


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