Singapore is studying if it should change its Covid-19 vaccination strategy so as to allow more people to get protection from a first dose, said newly appointed Singapore Health Minister Ong Ye Kung on May 16. 

This will mean extending the time between administering each vaccine shot. Currently, the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is administered 21 days apart, while the Moderna vaccine is administered 28 days apart. 

Speaking at a press conference of Singapore’s multi-ministerial task force, Ong revealed that experts are studying if Singapore should give one dose of the vaccine to as many people as possible first, and delay the second dose. 

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