Singapore’s prime minister Lee Hsien Loong has announced on Monday that the Cabinet has authorized the use of Pfizer-BioNTech’s coronavirus vaccine, RT has learned.
Lee Hsien Loong said that the first shots will be delivered by the end of December following the Health Sciences Authority has approved the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for pandemic use.
“I am very happy to tell you that after studying the scientific evidence and clinical trial data,” Lee said in his televised address to the nation on Monday.
Thus, the perspective of mass vaccination makes Singapore one of the first countries to obtain the anti-virus drug.
According to the PM, the COVID-19 vaccine is expected to be delivered by the end of the year, while vaccines from other producers may arrive in the coming months.
About 5.7 million inhabitants live in the city-state Singapore. There will be enough jabs for everyone by the third quarter of 2021, said Lee Hsien Loong. The CVID-19 vaccines developed by US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer and German firm BioNTech will be free for all Singaporeans and long-term residents, PM added.