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Singapore mulling longer interval between vaccine doses: Ong Ye Kung

Lim Hui Jie
Lim Hui Jie5/16/2021 09:24 PM GMT+08  • 3 min read
Singapore mulling longer interval between vaccine doses: Ong Ye Kung
Future vaccinations in Singapore may have a longer time gap between doses. Find out more.
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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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