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100-year-old woman takes booster shot

James Kon

Centenarian Foh Chou Chung received her booster shot at Suri Seri Begawan Hospital earlier this month.

The 100-year-old was accompanied by her daughter-in-law, Leong Tai Foh, when she went for her third jab, having received her second dose last November.

After the observation period ended with no symptoms or side effects, Foh and her daughter-in-law felt a wave of relief.

“My mother-in-law is a very active person,” said Leong.

“She loves to be out and about, so we feel more comfortable to bring her around if she had the booster shot.”

Leong urged the public to get the booster shot, saying it is a way to protect loved ones.

“It is good to bring our seniors for their booster shot,” she said, adding that citizens would like their loved ones to be healthy and the booster shot is one way to ensure that they are
well protected.

On Monday, 1,092 doses of vaccine were given to children aged five to 11, bringing the number of children vaccinated in the age group to 12,275 (28.6 per cent).

Meanwhile, 63.1 per cent of the population have been boosted against the coronavirus.

Foh Chou Chung with her daughter-in-law Leong Tai Foh. PHOTO: JAMES KON