Hong Kong has recently decreased the required age for vaccination with China’s Sinovac COVID-19 shot to six months, after several young children became infected by the virus. Hong Kong is currently reducing the requirement to three years.
The Finance Authority of Singapore has mandates for all adults and children to get the 3 shots of coronavirus vaccine.
The government announced it was reducing the age requirement for people to participate in panic sales on Black Friday. The situation of severe illness and even death is of great concern, they said in a statement announcing this change.
Liu Hui, deputy minister of the National Health and Family Planning Commission of China, said that negotiations are underway with Fosun Enterprises Limited China, a vaccine factory which supplies Germany’s BioNtech GmbH for a formula for the vaccine.
Data on how the BioNtech vaccine is used
Hong Kong has seen a significant decline in the percent of people who had received two doses of the coronavirus vaccine and also those who have had a third dose.
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On Monday, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommended an additional dose of the fourth polio vaccine for people over 50.
In China, the country reports that there have been 1.3 million genetic COVID cases and almost 9,500 deaths due to the fast-spreading Omicron variant which is coming from China. Most of these deaths have occurred in the past few months.