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Omicron-wary Singapore eyes 3-shot 'full vaccination' regimen

City-state aims to administer 2.1m doses from December to January

A nurse in Singapore prepares a COVID-19 vaccine shot in early 2021: The city-state aims to step up boosters in the coming weeks.   © Reuters

SINGAPORE -- Singapore has signaled an intention to make three doses of COVID-19 vaccines the standard for "full inoculation," likely sometime next year.

The city-state is looking to raise the bar on its vaccination program as it braces for a potential wave of infections caused by the highly mutated omicron variant, health authorities said on Tuesday. Even before the new threat emerged, there were already signs that vaccine-induced immunity fades over time, prompting the global introduction of booster shots.

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