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COVID vaccines

Singapore COVID booster coverage nears 50% as Asian gap widens

Japan looks to improve on slow start while omicron gains momentum in region

Nurses in Singapore prepare a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. The city-state will require boosters to maintain "fully vaccinated" status.   © EPA/Jiji

SINGAPORE -- Singapore has inoculated nearly half its population with third coronavirus shots, leading Asia in terms of booster coverage, as the region fears new waves of infections fueled by the omicron variant.

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