Ms He Ting Ru asked the Minister for Manpower with regard to the estimated 52,000 employees in Singapore who are still unvaccinated against COVID-19 (a) what is the breakdown by (i) age group and (ii) job type; and (b) whether there is any estimate on how many of these employees are pregnant women.
Dr Tan See Leng: As of 2 January 2022, there were about 48,000 employees who had not taken any vaccine dose. The breakdown of such employees by age group is provided in Table 1 below. MOM does not have the breakdown by job type.
MOM does not have data on the number of unvaccinated employees who are pregnant. The Ministry of Health has issued clear public health advice, strongly encouraging pregnant employees to be vaccinated as soon as possible because delaying vaccination puts them at higher risks of complications should they contract COVID-19. Pregnant employees who have concerns over vaccination should consult their obstetricians to discuss benefits and risks.
Ministry of Manpower
10 January 2022