Difference in vaccination rates between age groups still too high – health authorities

There is still a wide gap in vaccination rates between different age groups, health authorities said today (Thursday).

A total of 75.4% of the local population has so far been vaccinated with at least one dose of the vaccine, with the vaccination rate for people over the age of 3 being 77.3%.

The highest vaccination rate is reported among young adults, reaching 96.1% for those aged 20-59, around 98.1% between ages 30-39 and its highest level, around 99.9 , for people aged 40-49, rising to 83.1% for people aged 50-59.

However, vaccination rates for other age groups were significantly lower, reaching only 6.7% among children aged 3 to 11, 71.9% among children aged 12 to 19, and then decreasing to again among the elderly, with 64.4% for those aged 60 to 69, 45.7% for those aged 70 to 79 and only 17.9% for those aged 80 and over.

More than 91,000 residents have also already received a third dose of the Covid-19 “booster” vaccine to date.

These rates mirror those in Hong Kong, with older people in neighboring SAR having the lowest vaccination rates in the city, except for children aged 5 to 11.

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