Flu vaccination exercise for migrant workers in December: MOM

Staff Writer, Singapore
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For the month of December, employers in Singapore will be given the chance to vaccinate their migrant workers against the flu at $25 per shot. (Yahoo News Singapore file photo)
For the month of December, employers in Singapore will be given the chance to vaccinate their migrant workers against the flu at $25 per shot. (Yahoo News Singapore file photo)

SINGAPORE — For the month of December, employers in Singapore will be given a chance to vaccinate their migrant workers against the flu at $25 per shot.

The one-time exercise is open to all migrant workers in the Construction, Marine, or Process sectors, said the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) in a press release on Monday (9 November).

All workers staying in dormitories – including factory-converted dormitories, decant sites, and temporary living quarters, temporary occupational license quarters, or construction temporary quarters – are also eligible to participate in it.

“Vaccination will help reduce the numbers of workers needing medical leave for flu or flu-like symptoms, minimise work disruption for employers, and result in fewer workers presenting with acute respiratory illness symptoms being assessed for possible COVID-19 infection,” said MOM.

Employers can register their workers for an appointment at MOM-designated venues at www.mom.gov.sg/register-flu-vaccine between 9 November and 30 November. Organised by the Assurance, Care and Engagement Group, the vaccination exercise will be held from 1 December to 31 December.

“The fight against infections, including COVID-19, is a shared responsibility amongst everyone. We encourage all employers to arrange for their workers to be vaccinated,” said MOM.

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