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1,050 Dwelling Workforce frontline healthcare officers to get COVID-19 vaccine about coming weeks

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SINGAPORE: About 1,050 frontline health care officers from the Home Group will be vaccinated for COVID-19 above the coming weeks, the Ministry of Property Affairs explained on Monday (Jan 11).

Among the individuals acquiring vaccine photographs: The Singapore Civil Defence Force’s (SCDF) Unexpected emergency Professional medical Providers (EMS) officers, employees from the Dwelling Crew Professional medical Companies Division and Singapore Jail Services professional medical expert services division officers.

Frontline officers from the Residence Staff Science and Technology Company who operate laboratory checks on swab samples from travellers will also get the vaccine.

A overall of 1,123 Dwelling Staff officers experienced been identified for this vaccination operation, and 94 for each cent experienced agreed to acquire the jab, MHA claimed. Eighty officers were being vaccinated on Monday.

The vaccination exercising, which include the second dose, for the 1,050 Residence Team officers is anticipated to be concluded in six months, MHA reported.

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This will come immediately after the Federal government experienced accepted a vaccination approach that will involve first inoculating healthcare workers beginning Dec 30 final yr, and rolling it out to additional health care institutions in the coming months.

The aim is also to vaccinate the aged, setting up with all those aged 70 years and previously mentioned, from February, right before vaccinating other Singaporeans and extended-phrase residents who are medically eligible for vaccination.

The COVID-19 vaccine, developed by United States pharmaceutical huge Pfizer and German agency BioNTech, needs two injections provided 21 times aside.

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MHA claimed on Monday that officers who are vaccinated will be monitored for 30 minutes for any adverse response. They will be scheduled for their next dose in about three weeks.

“Prior to vaccination, all officers had been screened for their eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine, based on their professional medical heritage and pre-current medical disorders,” MHA claimed.

“Individuals with clinical situations of concern will be reviewed by Household Staff Clinical Officers ahead of they are vaccinated.”

Home Team SCDF COVID-19 vaccine 2

Singapore Household Team frontline health care officers ready to receive COVID-19 vaccine jabs on Jan 11, 2020. (Photograph: Ministry of Property Affairs)


The 1st House Workforce health care frontliner to be vaccinated was SCDF Warrant Officer 1 (WO1) Mohamed Shafiee Jamin. The 38-calendar year-outdated is an SCDF paramedic at Kallang Fireplace Station who responds to day-to-working day medical emergencies.

WO1 Shafiee has responded to and conveyed suspected COVID-19 scenarios as part of his job.

“The vaccine provides me the assurance and peace of head in properly carrying out my frontline responder obligations as a paramedic in the SCDF,” he explained.

“Having the vaccine is not just for my personalized basic safety, but also for the protection of the people, my co-workers and my beloved kinds.”

WO1 Shafiee’s wife is also an SCDF paramedic and will obtain the vaccine in the coming days.

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One more House Workforce officer vaccinated on Monday was Lieutenant-Colonel (Lt Col) Janice Oh. The 42-12 months-old is a Senior Assistant Director from SCDF’s EMS section.

Lt Col Oh strategies policies and workout routines for the EMS workforce, like the COVID-19 response and vaccination exercise. She is also involved in frontline paramedic responsibilities.

The officer stated SCDF EMS personnel will continue to go to to suspected COVID-19 cases in entire personalized protective devices irrespective of no matter whether they have been vaccinated.

“SCDF EMS staff provide on the frontlines on a day-to-day foundation and occur into close get in touch with with customers of the public in their purpose,” she additional.

“Getting vaccinated provides both equally SCDF EMS staff and the general public additional defense from COVID-19.”

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