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COVID-19: Vaccination Updates


Vaccination is one of the key strategies to protect us and our loved ones against COVID-19. Singapore has kicked off its COVID-19 vaccination drive in January 2021.

Get more information and latest updates on the COVID-19 vaccine here.

COVID-19 Vaccine Infographic - What You Need To Know

Insights From Our NUHS Experts on the COVID-19 Vaccine

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Professor Dale Fisher
Group Director of Medicine, NUHS

quote_start.jpgMany vaccinated will be infected but will almost always get mild or asymptomatic disease, and this could be good in many ways as it's like a booster jab.quote_end.jpg 

Source: Endemic Covid-19: Expect to get infected sooner or later, Mothership, 16 September 2021


quote_start.jpgThere will be "no major change" to restrictions here for months, but as more people get vaccinated throughout 2021, Singapore will approach herd immunity, allowing preventative measures to be eased.quote_end.jpg 

Source: Arrival of a COVID-19 vaccine doesn’t signal a quick return to normality: Experts, Channel NewsAsia, 22 January 2021


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Professor Teo Yik Ying 
Dean, NUS Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health 

quote_start.jpgWorldwide, vaccinated people were 10 to 25 times less likely to die when they are infected with COVID-19.quote_end.jpg

Source:晨光 – 大数据 新视力: 为何接种率达标 死亡例却不减 (Morning Express – why is the vaccination rate on target but deaths have not decreased?), MediaCorp News, 23 September 2021

quote_start.jpgAt some point, we will see COVID-19 being included as part of our national immunisation schedule for both adults and children, and perhaps we will need regular booster shots from time to time to make sure we continue to be protected, especially against any new emerging variants. And once in a while, there will be people who will be infected, just like with tuberculosis, and just like with tetanus. Most may not even know when they have been infected. But crucially, a COVID-19 infection for someone who is vaccinated "no longer bears a real risk of being hospitalised or potentially dying from it."quote_end.jpg

Source: COVID-19 vaccine could become like yearly flu shot, say experts on ST panel discussion, The Straits Times, 2 June 2021

quote_start.jpgIf there are enough people that have been vaccinated, then even if someone is infected, the vast majority of the people that this infected person interacts with will already be vaccinated and not be infected. This is why mass vaccination with an effective and safe vaccine remains a very powerful public health measure to protect against an infectious disease.quote_end.jpg

Source: Arrival of a COVID-19 vaccine doesn't signal a quick return to normality: Experts, Channel NewsAsia, 22 January 2021


COVID19 Expert - Prof Hsu Liyang

Associate Professor Hsu Li Yang
Infectious Diseases Programme Leader, NUS Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health 

quote_start.jpgMeasures to address the very rare severe adverse events have also been put in place. Therefore those who are eligible should go ahead and be vaccinated when their turn comes.quote_end.jpg 

Source: Should I take the COVID-19 vaccine if I have allergies? Anaphylaxis is rare, say experts , Channel NewsAsia, 3 February 2021

quote_start.jpgThe risk of mutation for coronaviruses is far lower than viruses such as flu. Thus far, the new strains have not mutated to the extent that vaccines are not able to protect against them.quote_end.jpg 

Source: Current measures in S'pore adequate against new strains, say experts, The Straits Times, 27 December 2020