Emeritus Senior Minister (ESM) Goh Chok Tong received his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on Monday morning (22 Feb).
“After doing my own research and consulting my doctors, I took the first dose of the vaccine this morning together with fellow seniors at Marine Parade CC, said Mr Goh in a Facebook post yesterday.
“By 9.30 am, some 60 senior residents already had their vaccinations. I chatted with many of them in the rest and observation area. They were all happy with the experience. Bravo our senior MParaders,” he added.
The 79-year-old, who turns 80 this May, noted that he decided to take the vaccine despite having concerns about the possible side effects because “prevention is better than cure”.
Mr Goh went on to say that the vaccination process was “smooth and well-organised”.
He concluded his post thanking the Ministry of Health (MOH), medical personnel, volunteers, Marine Parade Christian Centre (MPCC) staff, and Member of Parliament (MP) for Marine Parade GRC Dr Tan See Leng for their effort.
Mr Goh went to the zoo for a walk after his vaccination, says there was “no loss in energy level”
Separately on his Instagram, Mr Goh shared that he went for a one-hour walk in the zoo after his vaccination.
He stated that there was “no loss in energy level”, though he did experience “mild pain” on his upper arm where the vaccine jab was made.
Mr Goh also reiterated that “prevention is better than cure”.