The COVID-19 vaccine will be provided free-of-charge for all citizens and residents in the country. According to Doctor Shareefah Koh Kai Shing, Medical Officer at the Ministry of Health, the distribution strategy is divided into three phases. Phase one involve vaccinating the frontliners, individuals aged 60 and above, and students who are intending to pursue their studies abroad. Phase two is for Child Care Centre Staff, Adults with comorbidities; and teachers, and phase three is for general public aged 18 and above. Doctor Shareefah Koh Kai Shing said the more people get vaccinated, the closer the country get to reaching immunization coverage that provides herd immunity. Herd Immunity she said lowers the overall amount of virus that is able to spread within the population and helps ensure that vulnerable groups who cannot get vaccinated are also protected.
Source: Radio Television Brunei