Reuters exclusively reports Thailand's elderly lag behind in COVID vaccination drive, data show - Reuters News Agency

Reuters exclusively reports Thailand’s elderly lag behind in COVID vaccination drive, data show

Reuters exclusively reported that Thailand is alone among 30 countries where data was reviewed that has vaccinated fewer seniors than those in younger age groups, and the elderly are accounting for a greater proportion of a mounting COVID-19 death toll. Government data analyzed for the first time by Reuters shows Thailand has fully vaccinated 6.7% of an estimated 10.9 million people 60 and older, compared with 15% of adults aged 18 to 59 and 10.2% of the total population – including children, who are not being vaccinated. 

Article Tags
Topics of Interest: Health
Type: Reuters Best
Sectors: Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare
Regions: Asia
Countries: Thailand
Win Types: Exclusivity
Story Types: Exclusive / Scoop
Media Types: Text
Customer Impact: Important Regional Story
People line up to get vaccinated for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at the Central Vaccination Center as Thailand opens walk-in for first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccination scheme for elders, people with a minimum weight of 100 kilograms and pregnant women amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in Bangkok, Thailand, July 23, 2021. Picture taken on July 23, 2021. REUTERS/Chalinee Thirasupa
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