The Big Story: Over 6,200 people have received Covid-19 vaccine so far in S'pore

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Health Minister Gan Kim Yong on Wednesday (Jan 13) said that more than 6,200 people have received their first doses of the Covid-19 vaccine since Singapore kicked off its vaccination drive on Dec 30.

Mr Gan also announced that eight vaccination centres to be set up by the end of February. This includes two centres at Changi Airport Terminal 4 and Raffles City Convention Centre that are already operational, as well as two more that will be ready by end-January.

Another four will be ready by February, and more will progressively follow as the country's vaccination efforts expand.

Shots will also be given at polyclinics and general practitioner clinics.

Mr Gan was speaking to reporters during a visit to Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital, after receiving the vaccine along with Covid-19 multi-ministry task force co-chair Lawrence Wong and other nursing home staff.

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