Vaccination rate for people over 80 still below 50%

The vaccination rate for people over 80 is still below 50%, according to data released by health authorities.

After the advancement of some initiatives aimed at improving vaccination rates among elderly residents, the rate for those aged 60-69 reached 76.4%, 67.6 for those aged 70-79 and 43.3% for people aged 80 and over.

According to the latest update, a total of 592,911 people in Macau have been vaccinated with at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine, around 86% of the total population, but only 332,803 have received the required two doses. , while 200,941 have already had their third booster injection.

The vaccination rate for children aged 3 to 11 and residents aged over 70 remained the lowest in the SAR.

In order to improve it, local authorities have moved forward with new initiatives such as mobile vaccination centers and outreach teams to transport elderly residents to health centers to be vaccinated against Covid-19.

Yesterday, the authorities announced the advancement of a pilot program allowing the entry of vaccinated non-resident Filipino domestic workers to care for people aged 65 or over, children aged 3 or younger or patients. patients who have been vaccinated.