PM Lee receives COVID-19 vaccine booster shot
SINGAPORE: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong received a booster shot of the COVID-19 vaccine at the Singapore General Hospital on Friday (Sep 17), almost eight months after completing his second dose. The Government announced earlier this month that it would
The Government announced earlier this month that it wouldstart offering booster shotsto people who are moderately to severely immunocompromised, as well as people aged 60 and above, and residents of aged care facilities.In a Facebook post, Mr Lee, 69, encouraged others to take the booster shot if it is offered to them.
"Cases are increasing rapidly. A booster jab will strengthen your protection against COVID-19," said Mr Lee."If you are offered a booster, please take it. It will reduce your chances of getting seriously ill, or needing ICU care."Mr Lee completed his vaccination regimen with the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine
in late January.The Expert Committee on COVID-19 Vaccination has recommended that people aged 60 and above should receive a booster dose of an mRNA vaccine about six to nine months after having completed their primary course of vaccination regimen.Seniors who completed two doses at least six months ago will receive an SMS with a personalised link to book an appointment for a third dose, said Mr Lee. headtopics.com
Related:Are vaccine booster shots necessary? What we know about a possible 3rd COVID-19 jabSeniors are at risk of severe COVID-19 infection and may develop a lower immune response from their two-dose vaccination regimen, said the Ministry of Health (MOH) when making the announcement.
This is coupled with the expected decline of their immunity over time, as many were vaccinated earlier, it added.As for immunocompromised people, they have a"blunted immune response" to vaccination, and are also at a higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19, MOH said then.
They should receive a third dose of the same mRNA vaccine two months after their second dose,"as part of their primary course of vaccination to ensure that they start off with an adequate protective immune response to vaccination", said MOH.
Immunocompromised individuals will be contacted by their doctors, said Health Minister Ong Ye Kung. Read more: CNA »
Community testing still shows high Covid-19 infection rate, S’pore nowhere near peak of epidemic curve: MOH
SINGAPORE — Covid-19 testing in the community for those who go to clinics with acute respiratory infections or flu-like illnesses continues to detect a high proportion of infections, suggesting that Singapore is “not anywhere near the peak of the epidemic curve yet, nor are the community cases yet on the wane”.
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Moderna says Covid-19 vaccine protection wanes, makes case for boosterCHICAGO — New data from Moderna’s large Covid-19 vaccine trial shows that the protection it offers wanes over time, supporting the case for booster doses, the company said in a news release on Wednesday (Sept 15). The twist and turns of science and trust science and “fact”! Nothing is a fact. Play God and God plays with you! one jab after another another……money money money its a vac cine world. Nah these companies just want to milk more money from these vaccines they make
About 3,200 vaccinated seniors first to receive Covid-19 booster shots0.2 percent of Americans have died from virus-related causes. Not 'with' covid anymore, but virus related causes - any virus. Are you still believing this crap, scare story? Surely even the intellectually challenged must by now be doubting this...?
Covid-19: 804 new locally transmitted cases; 2 more clusters discovered at nursing homesI really wonder how all the nursing homes are getting infected.I am sure their SOPs are very strict considering the people living in all these homes are aged. The virus seems to know where to “hit” where SOPs are vulnerable..KTVs,Fishery Port,Market/Food Centre,Airports,Malls…
Sinovac to supply Singapore with additional 101,000 doses of Covid-19 vaccineSINGAPORE — Sinovac will supply Singapore with another 101,000 doses of its Covid-19 vaccine, the company said on Wednesday (Sept 15).
I gave birth to my first child just before COVID-19 worsened in MalaysiaSeems easier to protect baby Max when he was still inside of me. This article, I gave birth to my first child just before COVID-19 worsened in Malaysia, originally appeared on Coconuts, Asia's leading alternative media company.
90 suspected adverse events reported after Sinovac COVID-19 vaccinations in Singapore: HSASINGAPORE: Ninety suspected adverse events after Sinovac-CoronaVac vaccinations were reported as of Aug 31, said the Health Sciences Authority (HSA) on Thursday (Sep 16). Among the 90 reports were five \u0022serious reports\u0022, said the HSA in a safety update on COVID-19 vaccinations. AZ, Moderna and Pfizer all had serious side-effects as reported by European authorities and why you didn't highlighted them here? Events or effects? Facts: Sinovac: 90 SUSPECTED adverse events, 90/168,400 doses = 0.053% Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna: SUSPECTED adverse events are at 0.13%, which is more than twice that of Sinovac’s.