Singapore health minister urges more people, especially seniors, to get bivalent jab amid Covid-19 mutation risk as China opens up

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Singapore Health Minister Ong Ye Kung talking to woman who received the Covid-19 bivalent vaccine administered by the mobile vaccination team at Hong Kah Community Club on Dec 12, 2022. — TODAY pic

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Tuesday, 13 Dec 2022 10:21 AM MYT

SINGAPORE, Dec 13 — Even though Covid-19 infections are low, and increasing numbers have received the bivalent vaccination in recent weeks, Health Minister Ong Ye Kung is urging more people, especially seniors, to get the shot. He flagged the risk of possible mutations as China opened up the country after a long period of restrictions.

Visiting one of the newly deployed mobile vaccination teams yesterday at Hong Kah North Community Centre, Ong said that “everything in general is calm, but at the same time, we also wanted to be prepared”.

On December 6, the Ministry of Health announced that eight mobile vaccination teams would be deployed progressively, starting from Monday to heartland locations to encourage seniors to get vaccinated.

Ong said that even though things were calmer coming out of the XBB infection wave, Singapore needed to be prepared for potential challenges.

He said that as the northern hemisphere winter approached, there would be increased hospital loads due to the...

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