On January 12, 2021, Singapore Airlines (SIA1) (SINGY) (SIA) said that Singapore-based employees have been offered to take a COVID-19 vaccine in order to join the nationwide vaccination effort in Singapore, which has started on December 30, 2020.
However, the COVID-19 vaccine is offered only to eligible candidates, who often come into contact with passengers. Those eligible employees include cabin crew, pilots, airport-based staff and select engineers.
“Participation is voluntary, and the SIA group strongly encourages all eligible staff to take up this offer,” Singapore Airlines (SIA1) (SINGY) said.
The staff’s vaccination process started at Changi Airport’s (SIN) Terminal 4 January 13, 2021.
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“This week will be an operational warm-up, where we will vaccinate small groups, to prepare for full-scale operations next week,” Singapore’s Transport Minister, Ong Ye Kung, wrote on Facebook.
On December 21, 2020, Singapore received the first shipment of COVID-19 vaccines. Singapore has only approved Pfizer and BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines, according to Singapore’s Ministry of Health.