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SINGAPORE: Singapore has excluded those who received Sinovac Biotech’s shots from its national Covid-19 vaccination count, according to the city state’s health ministry.

“The national vaccination numbers reflect only those vaccinated under the national vaccination programme,” the ministry said in an emailed statement today.

Currently, this only includes those vaccinated with the Moderna Inc and Pfizer-BioNTech/Cominarty vaccines, it said.

Sinovac’s CoronaVac shot is not part of Singapore’s national vaccination programme and the city state has said it is still awaiting critical data from the company.

It has, however, allowed the usage of the vaccine by private healthcare institutions under a special access route, following an emergency use approval by the World Health Organization (WHO).

Selected private clinics can draw on the country’s current stock of 200,000 CoronaVac doses.

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