Health Check Podcast: Covid-19 panel expert addresses vaccine side effects, concerns

Associate Professor Lim Poh Lian, a member of the expert committee on Covid-19 vaccination, joins us as a special guest on this episode of Health Check.
Associate Professor Lim Poh Lian, a member of the expert committee on Covid-19 vaccination, joins us as a special guest on this episode of Health Check.PHOTO: COURTESY OF LIM POH LIAN

Health Check Ep 53: Covid-19 panel expert addresses vaccine side effects, concerns

11:25 mins

Synopsis: This is a fortnightly podcast series on Wednesdays by The Straits Times, and this episode is on the safety and common concerns in Singapore over the side effects of Covid-19 vaccines.

Global surveys have shown that a key concern for those hesitant about taking Covid-19 vaccines lies with the side effects that they may experience. 

In this episode, ST senior health correspondent Joyce Teo speaks to Associate Professor Lim Poh Lian on the side effects that one may get from the vaccine and why you should not worry about them.

She is the head of the Traveller’s Health and Vaccination Clinic at Tan Tock Seng Hospital, the director of the high-level isolation unit at the National Centre for Infectious Diseases and a member of the expert committee on Covid-19 vaccination, which makes recommendations to the Government on Singapore's vaccination strategy.

Produced by: Joyce Teo (joyceteo@sph.com.sg), Penelope Lee and Ernest Luis 

Edited by: Penelope Lee

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