Booster dose deployment program has been slowed down however more personnel have been deployed - Dr. Fong

Booster dose deployment program has been slowed down however more personnel have been deployed - Dr. Fong

By Dhanjay Deo
Sunday 16/01/2022

Permanent Secretary for Health, Dr. James Fong says their booster dose deployment program has been slowed down by the urgent need to safeguard the welfare of their medical staff by ensuring that they get some rest and attend to urgent family needs.

Dr. Fong says the current weather conditions have slowed down their vaccine deployment efforts however, as of this week, they are now able to deploy more personnel into the field to boost their vaccination teams.

He also confirms the Ministry of Health has almost completed preparations to facilitate the deployment of Pfizer doses both as booster doses for adults over 18 years of age and for children above 12 years of age.

Dr. Fong confirms they have 142,240 people due to receive the booster dose, of which 48,518 have been vaccinated.

He says their current stocks of the Moderna vaccine, which is being used as the booster dose, are in excess of 100,000 doses and they are also expecting more of the Pfizer vaccine by the middle of this month.

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