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Many in the government and ruling bloc are increasingly calling for a fourth shot of the COVID-19 vaccine to be administered only to those with high risks of developing severe symptoms.

The calls to focus mostly on the elderly and those with underlying conditions reflect findings from other countries that show additional inoculation is not highly effective for young people.

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