Did it hurt? DJ-turned-COVID frontliner Jade Rasif walks us through her vaccination

Former DJ Jade Rasif in an August photo. Photo: Jade Rasif/Instagram
Former DJ Jade Rasif in an August photo. Photo: Jade Rasif/Instagram

If you were wondering what getting vaccinated is like, here comes Singaporean DJ turned health care volunteer Jade Rasif, who just got jabbed today.

Rasif, 27, has been helping on the frontlines since May, which qualified her for early inoculation. She took the liberty today to share her experience with the world in an Instagram post answering common questions like whether it hurt and how long she had to wait. 

“Getting vaccinated with the rest of the frontline staff. Bye COVID you stupid bitch that nobody misses,” she wrote in a caption. 

The whole procedure took only 40 minutes to complete, Rasif said. That included 30 minutes of observation for any side effects. 

“Okay so pain level: 0,” she wrote in a separate post. “1. Singapore uses silicone coated needles = it glides in your skin.”

She also said that the injection needle used was one of the “smallest” and that the amount of vaccine injected into her body was “miniscule.” 

Rasif pictured today getting her vaccination. Photo: Jade Rasif/Instagram
Rasif pictured today getting her vaccination. Photo: Jade Rasif/Instagram

Read: Everything we know so far about Singapore’s COVID-19 vaccination plan

Rasif put her DJ-ing career on hold during the pandemic and began training to volunteer in the health care response, where she has been deployed to places like foreign worker dormitories and hotels.

She received the highly effective Pfizer-BioNtech vaccine, the only variety so far to receive interim approval by the Health Sciences Authority. At least 6,000 frontline workers and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong have been inoculated since December. Vaccination for public transport workers began yesterday while senior citizens can begin lining up for theirs tomorrow. 

Another photo of Rasif getting her vaccination today. Photo: Jade Rasif/Instagram
Another photo of Rasif getting her vaccination today. Photo: Jade Rasif/Instagram

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Everything we know so far about Singapore’s COVID-19 vaccination plan
Lee Hsien Loong gets vaccine jab for all to see
Singapore gets COVID-19 vaccines, relaxed measures for Xmas: PM Lee
Not possible to vaccinate everyone: Singapore Health Minister

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