Singapore Minister of Health Ong Ye Kung posted a video on his TikTok account @ongyekung two days ago, warning of the next arriving Omicron wave.
He urged people to get their booster shots to protect themselves and their loved ones.
New Omicron wave in the next 1-2 months
In his TikTok video, he said “Hi guys, in the next 1-2 months, we expect a new Omicron wave – but not to worry, with vaccination we can all be safe.”
“Here is what you need to know”.
“When Covid-19 vaccines were first developed, they were designed for the wild-type virus. Now that it (the virus) has evolved into Delta and now Omicron, two doses is not enough.”
Three noses needed
“You need three doses: primary series plus booster.”
“It makes a difference whether you have taken 0, 1, 2, or 3 shots. if you are a senior 60 years old and above, the chance of you ending up in ICU or dying is:
If you have not taken the first two shots, 4 in 100.
If you have taken the first two shots but not taken your booster, 1 in 100.
If you have taken all three shots, 3 in 1000, that’s more than 3 times less chance.”
80,000 still yet to take boosters
“Currently for seniors 60 years old and above, there are still 80,000 of you who have not taken your boosters. You need to take your boosters.”
So don’t delay anymore, go get your booster shots. You can walk into any vaccination centre and MOH will also be sending our mobile vaccination teams soon.”