Can you still get COVID-19 after you’re vaccinated?

Vaccination Singapore

Does vaccination completely prevent infection? According to answers given by Deborah Fuller, a microbiologist at the University of Washington School of Medicine working on coronavirus vaccines, you can still get infected after you’ve been vaccinated. So what’s the good news? The good news is that your chances of getting seriously ill are almost zero. In […]

Good progress with more than 60,000 vaccinated as of 22 Jan

More than 60,000 vaccinated including seniors in nursing homes

Singapore has made good progress with more than 60,000 individuals received their first dose of the vaccine as of yesterday (22 Jan), Health Minister Gan Kim Yong said in an update. These individuals include staff working in healthcare, nursing home, frontline and essential services, as well as seniors in nursing homes. 39 staff at the […]

It’s painless, it’s effective and it’s important, says PM Lee

Mr Lee shows reporters the appointment card for his second jab for the COVID-19 vaccine after receiving his first dose on Jan 8, 2021. (Photo: Ministry of Communications and Information)

As the COVID-19 vaccination gets underway, PM Lee kept his promise to Singaporeans to be among the first to be vaccinated. He had said last month that he and his Cabinet colleagues would be getting vaccinated early, to show Singaporeans they believe the vaccine is safe. The Prime Minister took the Covid-19 vaccine on Friday […]

COVID-19 Singapore: 2 clusters with 4 cases each in the community

Clusters

As of now (2 Jan 2021), there are 2 clusters in the community, each with 4 cases. Here’s how the clusters look like.   Harbour Pilot The Harbour Pilot is a 55-year-old male Singaporean. His work entails going onboard vessels to navigate them through congested waters. He is asymptomatic and was detected from our Rostered […]

Bright spots in 2020: the coming of age of Singapore’s biomedical efforts

Bright spots

2020 was not all bad news. There were bright spots too and these bright spots give us hope for the future, Senior Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam said in his New Year message. A bright spot: a stronger community Through this pandemic, we became a stronger community, Mr Tharman said in a Facebook post. “People found ways […]

Healthcare workers, elderly 70 and older prioritised for COVID vaccination

prioritised vaccination

The MOH said that healthcare workers and the elderly will be prioritised for COVID-19 vaccination. Given the high global demand for COVID-19 vaccines and the time needed to scale up manufacturing and distribution, initial supplies of vaccines will be limited. Vaccine stocks are expected to arrive in Singapore in batches over several months and vaccination […]

Singapore confirms one case of COVID-19 with the contagious UK strain

Contagious UK strain of covid virus

The MOH on Wednesday (23 Dec) confirmed that Singapore saw one imported case of the potentially more contagious strain of the COVID-19 virus. The confirmed case is a 17-year-old female Singaporean who had been studying in the UK since August 2020. She returned to Singapore on 6 December and served SHN at a dedicated SHN […]