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Pfizer-BionTech shot safe for former stroke patients

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Singapore – On Wednesday (Jan 20), Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat acquired his first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, noting in social media that it’s protected for former stroke sufferers like himself.

“Took my first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccination this morning on the Nationwide Centre of Infectious Ailments, Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH),” wrote Mr Heng in a Facebook post on Wednesday.

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He famous that he sat down with Dr Shawn Vasoo to run by the medical questionnaire previous to getting his vaccination.

“The vaccine is protected and efficient, even for former stroke sufferers like myself,” confirmed Mr Heng.

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In 2016, Mr Heng was admitted to TTSH after collapsing throughout a Cupboard assembly. He was recognized to have suffered a stroke attributable to an aneurysm.

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Mr Heng, who can also be the Minister for Finance and Member of Parliament for the East Coast GRC, talked about conducting an East Coast dialog on Sunday with residents about Part 3 of exiting the Circuit Breaker interval.

The vaccination was understandably the highest dialogue subject, mentioned Mr Heng.
“We’re progressively rolling out our nationwide vaccination technique within the coming weeks and months,” mentioned Mr Heng.

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“I strongly encourage you to take it up when it turns into accessible to you. This won’t solely shield you, but additionally your family members and our group.”

Since Dec 30, 2020, Singapore has been rolling out vaccination to frontline healthcare, aviation and maritime staff, with NCID senior workers nurse Sarah Lim being the primary to obtain the vaccine. She was adopted by 39 different healthcare staff at NCID.

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Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loon, together with the Covid-19 multi-ministry activity drive co-chairs, Gan Kim Yong and Lawrence Wong, have additionally acquired the primary doses of the vaccine.

Mr Wong highlighted in a separate assertion that those that select to not take the Covid-19 vaccine may must undergo “extra frequent testing” whereas those that get vaccinated will obtain “tangible advantages” reminiscent of serving shorter Keep-Residence Notices.

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The Professional Committee on Covid-19 Vaccination has really helpful that the federal government make about 5 per cent of the vaccine inventory available at any given time limit for individuals who are “of important significance to the functioning of Singapore” reminiscent of these in command of water and utilities to keep away from disruptions of nationally important companies.

Learn associated: Those who choose to take Covid-19 vaccine will receive “tangible benefits”

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Those who choose to take Covid-19 vaccine will receive “tangible benefits”

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