ILLUSTRATION. Singapore will immediately run the new normal and the corona vaccination Pho Kontan / Achmad Fauzie / 26/4/2010.
Source: Kompas.com | Editor: Adi Wikanto
KONTAN.CO.ID – Singapore. The Singapore government announced plans to start vaccinating its citizens from the Covid-19 pandemic starting in 2021. Even though the plan for the corona vaccination is not yet clear, the Singapore government will first implement the new normal policy.
The Singapore government has determined which groups will get vaccination priority. “Priority for vaccination will be given to residents who are more prone to infection, for example the elderly and medical workers,” said the Ministry of Health (MOH) on Tuesday (20/10/2020).
It is not certain which corona vaccine will be used. There was also no mention of the specific month in which vaccinations would start. However, the corona vaccine is predicted to arrive in Singapore’s hands at the end of this year.
“We’ve put together a panel of doctors and scientists to provide insights and clues to which vaccine Singapore will use.” said Kenneth Mak, Director of Health Services at MOH.
Mak continued that many of the new corona vaccine candidates will complete phase 3 clinical trials by the end of this year so that the vaccination plan makes more sense to be carried out next year.
Health Minister Gan Kim Yong continued Mak’s statement stressing the importance for Singapore to consider a number of décorona vaccine options if one fails. Other factors that will also be considered are how much vaccine is available and the price of the corona vaccine.
So far, according to data from the World Health Organization (WHO), 44 vaccine candidates are currently undergoing clinical trials, including Lunar-CoV-19 which is produced in Singapore.
Although the new corona vaccination will be carried out next year, the Singapore Government will soon leaving phase 2 towards a new life order (new normal) which has been running since 19 June. The stable spread of the Covid-19 virus in the “Lion Country” has prompted the government to announce plans to enter phase 3 or new normal at the end of this year
New normal in Singapore will allow more people to gather, which is as many as 8 people out of a total of 5 people currently.
This article was published on Kompas.com by title “Singapore Will Start Citizen Vaccines from Covid-19 in 2021“,
Author: Singapore contributor, Ericssen
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