New machine automates filling of Covid-19 vaccines into syringes, easing workload of nurses in S’pore


A vial of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine in the Automated Vaccine Inoculation Dispenser. — NG SOR LUAN/The Straits Times/ANN

SINGAPORE: Covid-19 vaccinations will now become a simpler, less tedious process for nurses, with the help of a machine that can automatically fill injection syringes.

The first of its kind in Singapore, the Automated Vaccine Inoculation Dispenser (Avid) system weighs less than 25kg and is able to fill six vaccine syringes in less than five minutes.

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