Concessions will be extended to people vaccinated with Sinovac when evidence justifies it, says Ong Ye Kung
BookmarkSINGAPORE: Concessions on safe management measures will be extended to people vaccinated with Sinovac's COVID-19 vaccine when there is enough evidence to justify it, said Health Minister Ong Ye Kung in Parliament on Monday (Jul 26)."The data on the efficacy of the Sinovac vaccine against the Delta variant is still building up," said Mr Ong, noting that Sinovac recently submitted the required safety data for its application for approval under the Pandemic Special Access Route.
AdvertisementAdvertisementCurrently, only the Pfizer-BioNTech/Comirnaty and Moderna mRNA vaccines are approved under the Pandemic Special Access Route for use in Singapore's national vaccination programme.The Sinovac vaccine iscurrently allowed to be administered in Singapore
under the special access route, after it was approved for emergency use by the World Health Organization (WHO)."The Health Sciences Authority and our expert committee are going through the various data. When the evidence justifies it, we will certainly want to extend the concessions to individuals who have received the Sinovac or other vaccines which may qualify," said Mr Ong. headtopics.com
AdvertisementAdvertisementAuthorities previously said that there will be differentiated safe management measures for people vaccinated under the national programme.For instance, before going back to Phase 2 (Heightened Alert), authorities announced that people who are
, while the five-person limit will apply to those who are not fully vaccinated under the national programme.Those who have received the Sinovac vaccine alsoThis is because there is still “little data” on the vaccine’s efficacy against COVID-19 variants of concern, said the Health Ministry's director of medical services Associate Professor Kenneth Mak earlier this month.
AdvertisementSINOVAC TAKE-UPAs of Jul 25, about 72,000 people have received at least one dose of the Sinovac vaccine, and about 17,000 individuals have received their second doses, Mr Ong said.Among them, 28 per cent are Singaporeans and they are"mostly" young, he added.
"For those who have taken the Sinovac vaccine and are seniors above 60 years old, only ... less than 10 per cent are Singaporeans," he said.As of Jul 9, HSA received 10 reports of adverse events after vaccination with Sinovac, comprising “mainly allergic reactions such as itch and rashes”, said the Health Minister. headtopics.com
Covid-19: S’pore ‘neither reversing nor racing ahead’ with reopening but pausing to slow, monitor spread, say ministers
SINGAPORE — In the face of questions over the progress of Singapore’s reopening amid a recent surge in Covid-19 cases, Health Minister Ong Ye Kung said on Friday (Sept 10) that the country is neither “reversing” nor “racing ahead” but will take the next two to four weeks to slow down transmission and monitor the rise in infections.
Pfizer is only 39% effective. Don't brag too big. Sinovac is equally effective against severe covid-19 and hospitalization. OBJECTION! THAT'S DISCRIMINATION AGAINST THOSE WHO GOT SINOVAC VACCINATION. WE SHOULD BE TREATED THE SAME AS ALL SPOREANS WHO CHOSE OUR DESIRED VACCINES. Chances of getting covid-19 infection is higher among those vaccinated with mRNA than those without vaccination. But vaccination prevents severe illness and hospitalization. However, mutation of virus into stronger strain on those vaccinated is possible.
How about Pfizer
Government will extend concessions to people vaccinated with Sinovac if evidence justifies it: Ong Ye KungTill now there is no concrete evidence so there's that. 🤷♀️ Indonesia's healthcare workers are getting affected in droves even after taking this particular vaccine.
Government will extend concessions to individuals vaccinated with Sinovac if evidence justifies it: Ong Ye Kung
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Malaysia may allow dining-in, more social activities for people fully vaccinated against COVID-19PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia may ease some restrictions for people who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 , including allowing them to dine in at ... 新加坡本来就应该是这样的，只招待完成接种疫苗的人。 How they know who is vaccinated and who is not ? Even if they have certificate , do they have the man power to check most of them ? Or even fake a certificate ?