In a recent study, male migrant workers were keen on getting vaccinated but there are problems with getting information and getting vaccination slots
Triangulating from various figures published recently, the latest estimate for Singapore's dorm population is 275,000, of whom about 45% are fully vaccinated.
Only fifteen Covid-19 cases among dorm residents in April, May and June 2021; workers still largely locked down
In the second quarter of 2021, there were only 15 cases of Covid-19 in worker dormitories, a mere fraction of cases in Singapore.
Six men had jobs involving ships or marine structures. They had all received two doses of vaccine and five were asymptomatic.
In September 2020, we had 801 Covid-19 cases from the dorms. From October, there has been a dramatic improvement.
We dip our toes into this issue of information, attitudes and misinformation towards vaccination among migrant workers, through this quick chat with seven men.
MOM says employers must bear the full cost of newly-arriving workers' quarantine stay. Without victim protection, our policy-makers are whistling in the wind.
A profile of a worker with so many problems we hardly know where to begin. Monzurul may not be the luckiest guy, but his situation is not uncommon either.
Covid-immune and vaccinated workers should be retained, not sent home. An explainer why MOM policies are counter-productve.
The Covid-19 vaccine will be free for all migrant workers here in Singapore, says foreign minister Vivian Balakrishnan.