Singapore discusses COVID-19 vaccine certification with other nations hinh anh 1Senior staff nurse Sarah Lim (R) has become the first person in Singapore to receive the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer-BioNTech. (Photo:

Hanoi, February 25 (VNA) - Singapore is discussing the mutual recognition of COVID-19 vaccine certificates with other countries, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on February 24, calling it a necessary step towards resuming global travel.

In a video recording posted on Facebook, Lee also said even if each country gears up to secure its own supplies, there must be global cooperation so that all, including developing ones, have access to the vaccines.

Singapore, a regional travel and tourism hub, began its COVID-19 vaccination programme on December 30, 2020. It has approved shots from Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna.

People who have received a COVID-19 vaccination in Singapore will get a vaccination card that includes information such as their personal particulars, vaccine brand and dates of vaccinations. All local COVID-19 vaccination records are digitally stored in the National Immunisation Registry.

Meanwhile, Indonesia began its three-day mass COVID-19 vaccination for about 5,000 journalists in Jakarta on February 25.       

The country is also targeting 5 million teachers and school staff members to be vaccinated by June 2021.

Indonesia kicked off its mass COVID-19 vaccination on January 13, with a target of 181.5 million people until next year, to create herd immunity and end the pandemic./.