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Government makes advance purchase of Sotrovimab from GSK & Vir Bio

Sotrovimab is an investigational single-dose monoclonal antibody used for the treatment of patients with COVID-19 who do not require oxygen supplementation and who are at risk of progressing to severe COVID-19.

In vitro data indicate that sotrovimab maintains activity against all known variants of concern, including the Alpha (B.1.1.7), Beta (B.1.351), Gamma (P.1), and Delta (B.1.617.2) variants.



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BioNTech Regional HQ Singapore

BioNTech's decision to establish its regional HQ in Singapore is a strong signal of the company's confidence in Singapore's fundamentals. “It will strengthen Singapore’s position as a leading hub for biopharmaceutical manufacturing, enhance our resilience in dealing with future pandemics, and strengthen our position as a critical node within the global vaccine value chain in addition to creating good jobs for Singaporeans.



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Close to 98 per cent of people who booked appointments for vaccinations in the last 30 days showed up for vaccination, Senior Minister of State for Health Janil Puthucheary revealed in Parliament today, 5 April.

Wastage is avoided by closely monitoring the appointment bookings and historical take-up rate, and delivering the appropriate number of vaccine doses to the vaccination sites. Vials that are not yet opened can be stored at the vaccination sites for at least three to four days.

Staff giving the jabs will also check that there are individuals awaiting vaccination before opening a new vial. In addition, there are also pre-planned lists of individuals who will be invited for vaccination at the end of the day to use any balance remaining in a multi-dose vial. This will further minimise wastage, Dr Janil said.



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