MP Pritam Singh

Mr Pritam Singh (Aljunied): I thank the Senior Minister of State for the update. Two questions. The first, pertaining to the certification of the Moderna and Sinovac vaccines, does the Senior Minister of State have any update on those timelines? The second question is picking up from Mr Alex Yam’s first supplementary question: is the Government still on track for vaccination of the entire population by the third quarter of this year?

Dr Janil Puthucheary: Mr Speaker, I thank Mr Pritam Singh for his questions. I do not have an update on the certification of the Moderna and Sinovac vaccinations. That will be a process for the professional teams to study the data and make sure that our licensure process is applied with its usual rigour for all therapeutic interventions. 

Our plans have not changed. Our plans will, of course, be contingent upon the supply of vaccines and the questions from the Members indicate that their understanding and concern about how the supply of vaccines will affect our plans. Currently, our plans have not changed and we anticipate our programme to proceed as previously discussed.

Ministry of Health
1 February 2021

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