Sunday, July 25, 2021


Teens with chronic medical conditions to receive Pfizer jab

Health Minister Dr Adham Baba says this is to minimise their risk of severe Covid-19 once they return to school.

Govt to reconsider giving Pfizer jab to teens

This follows reports of side effects related to heart inflammation.

Singapore health pros call for delay in vaccinating youths

The US CDC is investigating the death of a 13-year-old three days after he got his second Covid-19 shot.

US to add heart inflammation warning for Covid mRNA jabs for teens

It's an extraordinarily rare event, and when the event happens it's generally quite mild, says one panel member.

US experts to review heart problems among teens after Covid shots

There have been more than 300 confirmed cases of heart muscle inflammation among adolescents and young adults after receiving mRNA Covid vaccines.

Speed up study on vaccine for kids, says women’s ministry

Rina Harun says other countries like Singapore and the US are already vaccinating those aged 12 and above.

Singapore teen given wrong Covid-19 jab

The 16-year-old boy was given the Moderna jab instead of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine approved for his age group.

France to widen Covid vaccine drive to 12 to 18-year-olds

The vaccination programme for teens, to kick off in mid-June, will be voluntary and with the agreement of parents.

EU backs Pfizer jab for 12 to 15-year-olds

The vaccine is 'well tolerated' in adolescents and there are no 'major concerns' in terms of side effects, the European Medicines Agency says.

EU watchdog to rule on Pfizer for youths

If approved it will be the first vaccine to get the green light for young people in the 27-nation European Union.

Singapore green-lights Pfizer jab for teens aged 12-15

Health Minister Ong Ye Kung says Singapore's expert committee on Covid-19 vaccines and the Health Sciences Authority have approved the use of the vaccine on those in this age group.

US kicks off Covid jabs for teens

Across the country, kids are lining up with their parents, eager to return to some semblance of their pre-pandemic lives.

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