Covid-19 vaccines free for Singaporeans; vaccination recommended but voluntary for adults

Covid-19 vaccines will be free for all Singaporeans and long-term residents who are currently here, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on December 14.

Those who are at greatest risk will be given first priority, including healthcare workers and front-line personnel, as well as the elderly and the vulnerable, he said in a televised address.

Lee said, “Thereafter, the [Health Sciences Authority] proposes to progressively vaccinate the rest of the population, and to cover everyone who wants a vaccination by the end of next year.”

In a vote of confidence for the experts in Singapore who have approved the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for pandemic use, he added that he and his colleagues in Cabinet will be getting vaccinated early.

He added, “This is to show you, especially seniors like me, that we believe the vaccines are safe.”

While vaccinations are voluntary, he urged people here to get vaccinated when one is offered to them.

Source: https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/health/covid-19-vaccines-will-be-free-for-sporeans-vaccination-recommended-but-voluntary

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