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More than 26,000 Home Team Frontliners have received the COVID-19 Vaccination

Published: 27 February 2021

1.     As of 26 February 2021, a total of 26,218 Home Team officers have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Of these, 19,058 officers have received their second dose.


2.    The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) started the first phase of the vaccination exercise for 1,050 Home Team officers involved in frontline healthcare operations[1] on 11 January this year. MHA has since also commenced vaccination for our Home Team officers who are performing frontline enforcement and essential services duties. Overall, 83% of medically eligible officers have chosen to receive the vaccination.


3.    The Commissioners and Heads of Department of the Singapore Civil Defence Force, Singapore Police Force, Immigration & Checkpoints Authority, Singapore Prison Service, Central Narcotics Bureau and HTX (Home Team Science and Technology Agency) have also received their vaccination, together with their officers.  


4.    Mr Pang Kin Keong, Permanent Secretary of MHA and Chairman of the Homefront Crisis Executive Group, said: “I am very glad that the large majority of our frontline Home Team officers have decided to receive the COVID-19 vaccination. They perform roles critical for our country’s safety and security, and together with colleagues from other Ministries have been helping us to manage the pandemic, and getting vaccinated is therefore an important step. It will protect them and ensure that they are able to continue carrying out their responsibilities, and also protect their families and those whom we serve.”


[1] These included the Singapore Civil Defence Force’s Emergency Medical Services officers, staff from the Home Team Medical Services Division, and other frontline officers from HTX (Home Team Science and Technology Agency) and the Singapore Prison Service.