Singapore approves Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for use hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Source: straitstimes.com)

Singapore (VNA)Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced on December 14 that the country had approved the use of the COVID-19 vaccine developed by US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer and German firm BioNTech, with the first shipment due to arrive in Singapore by the end of December.

In a televised address on Singapore’s COVID-19 situation, Lee said that this makes Singapore one of the first countries to obtain this vaccine, adding that other vaccines are expected to arrive in Singapore in the coming months.

"If all goes according to plan, we will have enough vaccines for everyone in Singapore by the third quarter of 2021," he said.

To assure the vaccine is safe, Lee said that he and senior officials will be the first to be injected.

Vaccinations will be free for all Singaporeans as well as long-term residents currently in Singapore, he added./.
VNA