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Macao’s children and elderly boost Covid-19 jab rate

Vaccination rates among city’s oldest and youngest residents now hovering around 30%, health chief reports.

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Vaccination rates among city’s oldest and youngest residents now hovering around 30%, health chief reports.

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UPDATED: 22 Dec 2023, 4:40 am

Macao’s Covid-19 vaccination rate has increased relatively faster over recent weeks primarily thanks to a significant rise in the jab rates among children and senior citizens, according to the Health Bureau expert Leong Iek Hou.

She noted that Macao’s Covid-19 vaccination rate reached 80.3 per cent yesterday, meaning four-fifths of the population had received at least one jab.

According to the latest available demographics, Macao’s population stood at 683,200 at the end of last year.

Leong reported Macao’s latest Covid-19 vaccination rates amongst different age groups based on last year’s demographics. 

  • 3-11: 27%
  • 12-19: 69.7%
  • 20-29: 94%
  • 30-39: 99.9% 
  • 40-49: 99.9%
  • 50-59: 91.1%
  • 60-69: 71%
  • 70-79: 58.1%
  • 80+: 30.6%

As the official demographics for last year were released on Monday, Macao’s Covid-19 vaccination rates among different age groups reported during last week’s regular press conference were still based on the city’s demographics for 2020. 

Consequently, the latest jab rates amongst certain age groups reported by Leong yesterday were smaller than those reported last week due to the changes in the age structures of Macao’s population between 2020 and last year, The Macau Post Daily reported.

 

UPDATED: 22 Dec 2023, 4:40 am

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