Name and Constituency of Member of Parliament
Mr Darryl David
MP for Ang Mo Kio GRC
Question No. 1578
To ask the Minister for Health of the remaining population that is not vaccinated, what percentage of them are (i) children below the age of 12 who cannot receive the vaccination and (ii) individuals who cannot receive the vaccination for health reasons.
As of 5 September 2021, 17% or about 930,000 of our population are yet to be vaccinated with any dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Of the unvaccinated, more than half are children below the age of 12 and are not yet eligible. The remaining 400,000 unvaccinated comprise about 100,000 seniors aged 60 and above, and an estimated 300,000 individuals aged 12 to 59 years.
A small group of about 1,000 individuals have a previous allergic reaction to other vaccines and may potentially not be able to receive COVID-19 vaccines. They are being referred to specialists for further assessment.