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Take-Up Rate of Sinovac Vaccine

Name and Constituency of Member of Parliament
Yip Hon Weng
MP for Yio Chu Kang SMC

To ask the Minister for Health (a) what is the current take-up rate of the Sinovac vaccine; (b) how many reimbursements has the Government made to patients who took Sinovac; and (c) how does the Government assess whether these patients took Sinovac for medical reasons, ie patients who cannot take the mRNA vaccines due to medical reasons.

Written Reply 

As at 3 July 2021, a total of 17,296 unique individuals have received one dose of the Sinovac-CoronaVac vaccine.

Some individuals cannot take the mRNA vaccines due to medical reasons. Providers will not charge these groups of individuals for the vaccination, and MOH will reimburse the providers directly.

Vaccination with Sinovac-CoronaVac started on the 18 June 2021.

As at 29 June 2021, two non-serious adverse event reports have been received.

MOH and HSA will continue to monitor this and will provide an update if any significant safety concern is detected.

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