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Over 52,000 Workers in Transport Sector Vaccinated

11 Feb 2021 News Releases

1.     As at 10 Feb 2021, more than 52,000 personnel in the transport sector have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. They include close to 39,000 frontline aviation and maritime workers who have been vaccinated under the Sea-Air Vaccination Exercise (SAVE) launched three weeks ago. With this, more than 90% of the 43,000 frontline aviation and maritime workers have received their first vaccine shot. 

2.     Frontline aviation workers including pilots, cabin crew and airport staff come into contact with travellers and their belongings while frontline maritime workers have to go onboard ships in our port. They continue their work in these high risk environments to keep our air and sea hubs open. The vaccination of these workers will help provide added protection and assurance as they go about their duties and strengthen our border defence against COVID-19.   

3.     Over 14,000 workers from our bus and train operators have also received their first dose of the vaccine since 25 Jan 2021. The remaining 66,000 land transport workers are scheduled to receive their vaccination over the coming months. 

4.     The vaccination of our transport workers is part of Singapore’s national vaccination strategy to protect our frontline workers and their families. This is on top of existing measures to protect the health of the workers, including the wearing of masks and other personal protective equipment as required, safe distancing and frequent testing.