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COVID vaccines

Singapore starts booster shots as COVID cases hit 1-year high

South Korea and Thailand also eye third doses in October as WHO warns on supplies

SINGAPORE -- Singapore kicked off a nationwide program for third coronavirus vaccine doses on Tuesday, as the country grapples with an infection resurgence despite over 80% of its population having had two jabs.

The move is a milestone in Asia's pandemic fight. While the city-state is not the first to offer at least some third shots, its status as a vaccination leader in the region means the program will be closely watched as several other Asian countries look to start boosters in October and beyond.

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