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Singapore to get first Covid-19 vaccines by year end: The risk and reward of rushing to get a jab

Getting vaccinated is not just about safety. There are other important considerations as well.PHOTO: REUTERS

SINGAPORE -  It's great news that Singapore has secured enough Covid-19 vaccines for everyone here, with the first vaccines slated to arrive by year end.

Once there are enough vaccines here for the entire population, around the third quarter of next year, and a sufficiently large number of people have been vaccinated, current measures can be eased. That is something to look forward to.

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