Concerns have been raised about the efficacy of Covid-19 vaccines, after the third reported incidence of a fully-vaccinated individual contracting the virus this month.
This time it’s a 46-year-old Filipino woman working as a nurse at Tan Tock Seng Hospital and serving in the general ward – Ward 9D.
The nurse received her first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine on 26 Jan and the second dose on 18 Feb.
TTSH has locked down the affected ward and tested
The 46-year-old Filipino woman was deployed at Ward 9D, a general ward.
Four more persons in TTSH have tested preliminarily positive for Covid-19 infection – a doctor and 3 patients who were being cared for in Ward 9D.
The Health Ministry says TTSH has locked down the affected ward, and tested the patients and staff who had been in the ward.
All staff who treated the infected patients, as well as all visitors, patients and staff working in Ward 9D will be placed under quarantine
The first reinfected Covid-19 victim was detected last Tues (20 Jan).
That was a 22-year-old Bangladeshi worker who was staying at Westlite Woordlands Dormitory who had already had both doses of the Covid-19 vaccine.
Another fully-vaccinated worker from India staying at a Brani Terminal Avenue dormitory has also been tested positive for Covid-19.
Both showed no symptoms of the virus.