Singapore begins vaccination drive for 50,000 cab, rideshare drivers

Singapore has begun vaccinating its taxi and private hire car (PHC) drivers today, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) announced.

The scheme is a joint effort by the LTA and Ministry of Health, and is supported by the National Taxi Association and National Private Hire Vehicles Association, as well as taxi and PHC operators.
The scheme is a joint effort by the LTA and Ministry of Health, and is supported by the National Taxi Association and National Private Hire Vehicles Association, as well as taxi and PHC operators. Photo courtesy: Wikimedia

By the end of this week, over 50,000 taxi and PHC drivers will receive SMSs with a unique link to book their vaccination appointments at any vaccination centre, 20 polyclinics or Public Health Preparedness Centres that are operating as vaccination sites, the LTA news release said.

The scheme is a joint effort by the LTA and Ministry of Health, and is supported by the National Taxi Association and National Private Hire Vehicles Association, as well as taxi and PHC operators.

“I want to strongly encourage our taxi and PHC drivers to take up the vaccination offer. Vaccination is another means to protect themselves, their families and their community," said Senior Minister of State for Transport Amy Khor while visiting a vaccination centre in Jurong West.

She added that some 300 taxi and PHC drivers were set to receive their first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at the centre today.

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