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14 Sep 2021

14th Sep 2021

Name and Constituency of Member of Parliament
Mr Gerald Giam Yean Song
MP for Aljunied GRC

Question No. 1755

To ask the Minister for Health (a) to date, how many individuals have been assessed to have contraindications to COVID-19 mRNA vaccines; and (b) whether these individuals can be provided with a free consultation with an allergist to help them choose suitable vaccines to receive based on the latest medical findings and safety data.

Written Answer

About 1,000 individuals had previous allergic reactions to other vaccines. These persons have been referred to allergists to assess their suitability for mRNA vaccines. The assessment is fully-subsidised for Singaporeans, Permanent Residents and long-term pass holders.

A separate group of about 7,100 individuals had allergic reactions after taking the first dose of a COVID-19 mRNA vaccine. They have been invited to complete their vaccination with two doses of Sinovac-CoronaVac under a dedicated public health programme. Of these persons, 3,900 have indicated interest to do so.