Singaporeans aged 70 years and above wait to get a dose of the Covid-19 vaccine on January 27. Photo: Reuters Singaporeans aged 70 years and above wait to get a dose of the Covid-19 vaccine on January 27. Photo: Reuters
Singaporeans aged 70 years and above wait to get a dose of the Covid-19 vaccine on January 27. Photo: Reuters

Coronavirus vaccine: in Singapore, 432 report side effects but experts ‘reassured’

  • More than 113,000 people were given first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, after which 432 people suffered side effects, including three who had anaphylaxis
  • Despite number of adverse reactions, experts say recipients were watching for unusual effects; fewer will be reported as vaccinations increase

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Singaporeans aged 70 years and above wait to get a dose of the Covid-19 vaccine on January 27. Photo: Reuters Singaporeans aged 70 years and above wait to get a dose of the Covid-19 vaccine on January 27. Photo: Reuters
Singaporeans aged 70 years and above wait to get a dose of the Covid-19 vaccine on January 27. Photo: Reuters

Corrected [11:40pm, 29 Jan, 2021]

  • [11:40pm, 29 Jan, 2021]

    An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated the total number of reports of adverse side effects was 435.

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