Since the opening of injection slot bookings for senior citizens on April 22nd, some 4,689 senior citizens have received the COVID-19 vaccine injections. Scientific studies show the elderly are at a higher risk of getting more severe complications from COVID-19 infection, and COVID-19 vaccine injections have been shown to reduce the risk of COVID-19 infection in the elderly.
Therefore, the Ministry of Health very much welcomes and gives priority to senior citizens to get the COVID-19 vaccine injection. Senior citizens are advised to reserve a COVID-19 vaccine injection slot through the BruHealth App to avoid long waiting time. Slots for walk-ins are still available in limited numbers, and senior citizens are also provided with a special space to register for the COVID-19 vaccination.
Source: Radio Television Brunei