The Covid-19 Vaccination – All You Need To Know

Why we should get vaccinated if we are eligible.

By Leonard Lau      15 April 2021

Is the vaccine halal?

The Islamic Religious Council of Singapore has permitted the vaccine for Muslim use.

I understand that there may be more than one strain of the virus. Will the vaccine cover me fully against all strains?

Currently, there is no evidence to suggest that the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines do not protect against specific strains, including the UK’s new reported variant. However, the Health Sciences Authority and the Expert Committee on Covid-19 Vaccination are closely monitoring this issue.

Will we need to get a Covid-19 vaccination booster shot each year?

According to Johns Hopkins Medicine, researchers are still looking into how long immunity from the coronavirus lasts. Vaccine developers are looking at ways to boost the effectiveness of a vaccine so that it provides longer immune protection than a natural infection with the coronavirus. More research will have to be done to understand if people will need regular booster shots for Covid-19.

Note: This article is for informational purposes only. All information, unless otherwise stated, is culled from Singapore’s Ministry of Health website. Please consult your physician if you have any questions on your eligibility for the Covid-19 vaccination.


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