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Singapore first in Asia to get Pfizer vaccine

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Singapore last week took delivery of its first batch of Pfizer-BioNTech anti-Covid vaccines, making it the first Asian country to do so.


The Covid doses arrived on board a specially-equipped Singapore Airlines cargo carrier from the Pfizer plant in Belgium.


Singapore officials said other vaccines are on the way in coming months, and their goal is to have all 5.8 million citizens immunized by the third quarter of 2021.


Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong earlier announced that the government will make vaccinations available for free. But getting them will be purely voluntary.


Moderna, which was the second vaccine to be approved by the US Food and Drug administration, has signed a contract with the Singapore government to supply their vaccine to the city state.


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