COVID-19 Vaccination

Find out more on Singapore's COVID-19 vaccination programme and how vaccines work to protect our loved ones and ourselves from COVID-19 infection.

08 Dec 2021

COVID-19 patients who are unvaccinated by choice to be responsible for their medical bills

From 8 December 2021, we will begin charging COVID-19 patients who are unvaccinated by choice.

COVID-19 medical bills for those who are ineligible for vaccination will still be fully paid for by the Government, i.e. children under 12 years old or medically ineligible persons.

Click here for details.

About Singapore's COVID-19 Vaccination Programme

The COVID-19 vaccination programme protects Singaporeans against COVID-19, as well as businesses and jobs through the progressive re-opening of Singapore.

Vaccination is free for all Singaporeans and long-term residents in Singapore.

The risk of serious, life-threatening disease, and even death from COVID-19 infection — especially in the elderly and other vulnerable groups (e.g. pregnant women, persons with comorbidities) — is high.

Getting vaccinated is a simple and effective way to prevent the disease, minimise the risk of transmission, and protect our healthcare system from being overwhelmed.

Vaccination Status by Age Group (as of 30 Nov 2021)

 

Vaccine Booster Programme

Who is eligible

Persons from the following groups — who have received their 2 primary doses at least 5 months ago — are progressively invited to receive their booster doses:

  • Those aged 30 and above
  • Healthcare and frontline workers aged 18 and above

How to get boosted?

You will receive an SMS with a personalised link to book an appointment at vaccine.gov.sg.

You may also walk-in to any of the vaccination centres offering the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, without a prior appointment.

Which vaccine to take?

You may choose either the Pfizer-BioNTech/COMIRNATY vaccine or the Moderna vaccine.

You do not need to receive the same vaccine you had received for your previous 2 doses.

Persons who are moderately to severely immunocompromised are recommended to receive a 3rd dose of the PSAR mRNA vaccine 2 months after their second dose.

Click here for Frequently Asked Questions on the Vaccine Booster Programme.

Progress of Vaccine Booster Programme

Table 1: Past 7 days Booster Progress
As at
30 Nov1 Dec2 Dec 3 Dec4 Dec5 Dec6 Dec 
Number of Persons Completed Booster1,446,627 1,461,4831,475,1581,498,0661,519,4631,534,3051,550,243 
Percentage of Total Population (%)27%  27%27%  28%28%28%28%
Table 2: Weekly Booster Progress
As at
19 Sep26 Sep
3 Oct
10 Oct17 Oct24 Oct31 Oct7 Nov14 Nov21 Nov28 Nov5 Dec
Number of Persons Completed Booster38,290153,446305,447446,273597,700719,843862,601988,7011,142,4861,283,7291,409,3001,534,305
Percentage of Total Population Completed Booster (%)1%3%6%8%11% 13%16% 18%21%24%26%28% 

Infographics on vaccine effectiveness 

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Both mRNA vaccines work well as boosters, P-P-M has a slight edge

Vaccination Channels for Overseas Singaporeans

Singapore has launched two dedicated vaccination channels to make it more convenient for Singapore Citizens based overseas to receive vaccination in Singapore.

Find out more here.

Top 5 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q1: If I have recovered from COVID-19, and have been vaccinated, do I still need to take the booster dose?

At present, persons who have recovered from COVID-19 and were fully vaccinated before their infection, do not need a booster dose.

Recovered persons who were unvaccinated, or partially vaccinated before their infection, should receive one dose of mRNA vaccine at least 3 months after infection to reduce their risk of reinfection, as part of their primary series vaccination. No additional booster dose is recommended at this time.
 

Q2: Will the booster dose affect my vaccination status?

Persons with two doses of mRNA vaccines are considered “fully vaccinated” for the purpose of vaccine differentiated safe management measures (SMMs). While not receiving the additional dose will not affect your vaccination status, the booster is highly recommended as it increases your body’s ability to develop a more protective immune response to reduce your risk of suffering severe COVID-19.

If your vaccination status is not accurately reflected, you may raise your query at https://go.gov.sg/vax-status-query.

Q3: Is a third dose safe?

Yes, the Expert Committee on COVID-19 Vaccination (EC19V) has assessed that the benefits of another dose of the vaccine outweigh the risks for the recommended groups. There is now good international data that a booster dose of the vaccine is safe, enhances protection against COVID-19 infection and ensures continued excellent protection against severe disease.

Most side effects are mild or moderate, and usually get better within a few days.  As with all vaccines and medications, there is a small risk of serious adverse events. Countries which have been providing booster doses have not reported any safety concerns.

Q4: Can pregnant or breastfeeding women receive the mRNA-based COVID-19 vaccine?

Internationally, a large number of pregnant and breastfeeding women have received a COVID-19 vaccination.  The Expert Committee on COVID-19 Vaccination (EC19V) has examined studies done to monitor women who were vaccinated when they were pregnant, and their babies. These studies were done on women at different trimesters of pregnancy and  there is no evidence to suggest that the Pfizer-BioNTech/ Comirnaty or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine may cause harm to pregnant women or their babies.

Both Pfizer-BioNTech/ Comirnaty and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines are mRNA vaccines. As mRNA vaccines are not live vaccines, they are biologically unlikely to adversely affect breastfed babies. In addition, the breast milk of vaccinated mothers may help to protect their babies from COVID-19 due to antibodies in breast milk. There have also been no vaccine-related side effects reported in the babies who were breastfed by mothers who received the vaccine while breastfeeding.

Q5: If I received two doses of Sinovac/Sinopharm, is it still recommended for me to receive the third dose?

Persons who had received two doses of Sinovac/Sinopharm under HSA's Special Access Route are recommended to receive a dose of the PSAR mRNA vaccine as a booster dose, if they are not contraindicated to receive the mRNA vaccines.
Click here for more frequently asked questions on COVID-19 vaccination.

Useful references and studies by health agencies in the US, UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand

Encouraging Seniors for COVID-19 Vaccination (Chinese)

Videos

We asked the experts frequently asked questions about COVID-19 Vaccination. Click on the image below to hear their answers.
COVID-19 VAccination Explainer
Click on the relevant languages below to view Gov.sg's COVID-19 vaccination video playlists.

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Click on the image below to view Gov.sg's COVID-19 vaccination video playlist of celebrities' advice.

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Vaccines under National Vaccination Programme

  • Pfizer-BioNTech/COMIRNATY

  • Moderna

  • Sinovac-CoronaVac

Vaccination Data (as of 07 Dec 2021)

Completed full regimen
96% of eligible population
87% of total population

Received at least one dose
87% of total population

Received booster shots
29% of total population

VACCINE.GOV.SG

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Vaccination Centres

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Safety Update on COVID-19 Vaccines

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Last updated 16 Aug 2021

Special Care Kit - Vaccination Management

This set of materials can be used by caregivers or staff at vaccination centres to help persons with special needs to understand, and to explain to them what to expect in the COVID-19 vaccination process.

Special Care Kit - Vaccination Management

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Vaccine Information Sheet

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For Pfizer-BioNTech/ Comirnaty

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For Moderna


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