Beijing city offers elderly Covid shot-related health insurance to ease hesitancy
Chinese officials have pointed to relatively lower vaccination rates among the elderly as a key weakness in its 'dynamic zero-Covid' strategy.
Taiwan approves second Covid booster shot for elderly
While Taiwan is dealing with a rise in local cases, the numbers overall remain small - 13,164 since Jan 1 - and just four people have died, with more than 99% of those infected reporting either minor or no symptoms.
With carrot and stick, China presses ahead with Covid vaccinations for elderly
Many areas have doled out incentives for vaccinations like shopping coupons, free groceries and even cash, some of which target the elderly.
Elderly care homes in eye of Hong Kong’s deadly Covid storm
Care homes have become the epicentre of the city's worst-ever outbreak, accounting for nearly 60% of all deaths since January when an Omicron-fuelled resurgence kicked off.
Japan’s record Covid deaths mount in wave estimated to last till April
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has pledged to accelerate Japan's booster shot programme, which has so far reached just 12% of the population.
Greece to make vaccinations compulsory for those over 60
Authorities say they will impose a US$114 fine on every individual over the age of 60 who is not vaccinated from Jan 16 onwards.
When care, not neglect, lands the elderly in old folks’ homes
A good number are there because their families realise their need for professional care.
EU states set age limit for AstraZeneca vaccine amid concern over seniors
So far France, Germany, Belgium, Denmark, Sweden and several other countries have put age limits on the vaccine.