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S'pore govt to offer support to those with serious side effects from Covid-19 vaccines

The Health Sciences Authority had earlier said that certain groups of people, such as those with a history of anaphylaxis or the rapid onset of severe allergic reactions, should not receive the vaccine as a precautionary measure

Pregnant women, immunocompromised people and those under the age of 16 should also not receive the vaccine, as the safety and efficacy data on these groups of people is not available yet

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SINGAPORE – A new programme will be introduced to provide support for those who experience serious side effects related to Covid-19 vaccines administered here.

Gonzalo Morales Divo

Health Minister Gan Kim Yong announced this in Parliament on Monday (Jan 4), saying that the programme by the Health Ministry will give peace of mind to those receiving the vaccines, although few are expected to need this.

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More details on the vaccine injury financial assistance programme will be announced later, he said.

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“As with all medications and established vaccines, there is a small risk of very rare but serious adverse events that may occur post-vaccination, including allergic reactions,” he said

He added that those who receive the Covid-19 vaccine should be observed on-site for 30 minutes after they receive the jab, so that any severe allergic reactions such as anaphylaxis can be detected and treated promptly.

The Health Sciences Authority had earlier said that certain groups of people, such as those with a history of anaphylaxis or the rapid onset of severe allergic reactions, should not receive the vaccine as a precautionary measure

Pregnant women, immunocompromised people and those under the age of 16 should also not receive the vaccine, as the safety and efficacy data on these groups of people is not available yet

More on this topic   Related Story More Covid-19 vaccines to arrive in Singapore soon, including those by Moderna, Sinovac: Gan Kim Yong   Related Story Prior bookings will be required before Covid-19 vaccination: Gan Kim Yong   Related Stories:  Related Story 35 new cases of Covid-19 in S’pore, highest daily figure since Sept 14 Related Story Vietnam reports first case of new coronavirus variant from UK Related Story Britain opts for mix-and-match vaccinations, confounding experts Related Story Wisconsin pharmacist arrested on charges of sabotaging Covid-19 vaccine doses Related Story Existing measures in Singapore can contain fast-spreading Covid-19 strain: Experts Related Story Curbs on visitors from South Africa into S’pore after reports of more contagious Covid-19 strain: MOH Related Story askST: What are possible side effects from Covid-19 vaccine? Related Story Philippine officials under fire for using ‘smuggled’ Covid-19 vaccines Related Story Some Covid-19 patients face repeated hospitalisations Related Story Thailand clears use of herbal medicine for Covid-19 treatment Sign up for our daily updates here and get the latest news delivered to your inbox

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