Singapore begins giving booster shots: PM Lee Hsien Loong gets one

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SINGAPORE: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong received a booster shot of the COVID-19 vaccine at the Singapore General Hospital on Friday (Sep 17), almost eight months after completing his second dose.

The Government announced earlier this month that it would start offering booster shots to people who are moderately to severely immunocompromised, as well as people aged 60 and above, and residents of aged care facilities.

In a Facebook post, Mr Lee, 69, encouraged others to take the booster shot if it is offered to them.

“Cases are increasing rapidly. A booster jab will strengthen your protection against COVID-19,” said Mr Lee.

“If you are offered a booster, please take it. It will reduce your chances of getting seriously ill, or needing ICU care.”

Mr Lee completed his vaccination regimen with the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine in late January.

The Expert Committee on COVID-19 Vaccination has recommended that people aged 60 and above should receive a booster dose of an mRNA vaccine about six to nine months after having completed their primary course of vaccination regimen.

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