Singapore To Have Enough Vaccines For All By Q3 2021

SINGAPORE – The safe return to the office is just over the horizon as the authorities have promised to procure enough COVID-19 vaccines for all people in the city-state.

On Monday afternoon (14 December), Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced that the Singapore government will spend more than S$1 billion to obtain sufficient vaccines for all people here by next year’s third quarter, with all Singaporeans and long-term residents getting vaccinated for free, reported The Business Times.

In a televised live broadcast, PM Lee also stated that the first shipment of the COVID-19 vaccine jointly developed by Pfizer and BioNTech, which has already been approved by the Health Sciences Authority, is anticipated to arrive by the end of December 2020.

This makes the republic one of the first countries to get this kind of medicine, while the shipments of the vaccines made by other pharmaceutical firms are expected to arrive over the coming months.

Although getting vaccinated is not mandatory, the Prime Minister is strongly urging all Singaporeans to get vaccinated when the medicine becomes available to safeguard not only themselves but also their loved ones.

“Because when you get yourself vaccinated, you are not just protecting yourself. You are also doing your part to protect others, especially your loved ones. The more of us are vaccinated, the harder it will be for the virus to spread, and the safer we will all be as a society,” he added.

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