Singapore Ministry of Health aims to start Covid-19 vaccination for children aged 6 months to 4 years ‘towards last quarter of 2022’

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Of the 1.7 million Covid-19 cases reported in Singapore since the start of the pandemic, about 64,000, or 3.9 per cent, were children under five years old. — TODAY pic

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Monday, 25 Jul 2022 10:06 PM MYT

SINGAPORE, July 25 — The Ministry of Health (MOH) aims to roll out Covid-19 vaccinations for children between six months and four years old towards the fourth quarter of this year, it said today.

In its statement, the ministry noted that the recent deaths of two children from complications due to Covid-19 have raised concerns among some parents, but noted that among children four years old and under, there have been fewer severe cases this year (12 per 100,000 cases) than in 2021 (41 per 100,000 cases).

“There is no clear evidence that the Omicron variants cause more severe disease,” MOH added.

It laid out more statistics about infection and hospitalisation rates among children and adults, so that Singaporeans “can better understand the situation concerning children” who were infected by the Sars-CoV-2 coronavirus.

Of the 1.7 million Covid-19 cases reported since the start of the pandemic, about 64,000, or 3.9 per cent, were chil...

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