A COVID‑19 vaccine provides acquired immunity against severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS‑CoV‑2), the virus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
There are 5 main types of COVID-19 vaccines:
COVID-19 is a highly contagious disease that can cause severe illness and death, especially among the elderly and other vulnerable persons (e.g. persons with 2 or more illnesses, or women who are pregnant).
Vaccination protects you and your loved ones from getting seriously ill or dying from a COVID-19 infection. Vaccination also helps to lower the risk of transmission and prevent Singapore's healthcare system from being overwhelmed.
COVID-19 vaccination is not recommended under these conditions:
COVID-19 vaccines are safe for the general population. Very rare complications include:
These adverse events have been reported following the second dose of mRNA COVID-19 vaccines and were mostly reported in younger men aged 12 – 29 (40.6 cases of myocarditis per million second doses).
Serious side effects to COVID-19 vaccines are rare and may include anaphylaxis, which is a severe and potentially life-threatening allergic response. Anaphylaxis may involve hives or swelling of the face, eyelid, lip or throat, difficulty breathing or dizziness.
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