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Healthy Ageing: Why Prioritise Older Persons for the COVID-19 Vaccines?

Prof Dr Tan Maw Pin, Consultant Geriatrician

20-Jan-21 16:00

Healthy Ageing: Why Prioritise Older Persons for the COVID-19 Vaccines?

Indonesia’s COVID-19 vaccination strategy has gotten much attention because they’re prioritising young, working adults below the age of 60 rather than the elderly. Other countries, including Malaysia, are prioritising the elderly, in a bid to protect the most vulnerable in our society. Is this the right move? In the first of our new monthly series focussing on the elderly, we take a look at ageism in vaccination strategies and COVID-19 treatment, and what this says about how we view the elderly in our society with consultant geriatrician Prof Dr Tan Maw Pin.

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Produced by: Lim Sue Ann, Teo Xing Yu

Presented by: Meera Sivasothy


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