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.

21 Jan 2022

Walk-in for booster shot

If you are 18 and above, and have received your 2nd dose at least 5 months ago - but have yet to receive your SMS notification - you may walk-in to a vaccination centre to receive your booster dose without prior appointment.

You should receive your booster dose no later than 270 days after the last dose in the primary vaccination series.

From 14 Feb 2022, persons aged 18 years and above who have completed the primary vaccination series and are eligible for booster vaccination will be considered as fully vaccinated for 270 days after the last dose in their primary vaccination series.

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Vaccination Data (as of 19 Jan 2022)

Received at least one dose
90% of total population

Completed full regimen
91% of eligible population
88% of total population

Received booster shots
54% of total population

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Primary series vaccination take up by population

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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.

Vaccines under National Vaccination Programme

  • Pfizer-BioNTech/COMIRNATY

  • Moderna

  • Sinovac-CoronaVac

Top 5 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Last updated 06 Jan 2022

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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?

From 14 Feb 2022, persons aged 18 years and above who have completed the primary vaccination series and are eligible for booster vaccination will be considered as fully vaccinated for 270 days after the last dose in their primary vaccination series.

They should receive their booster vaccination from around 5 months thereafter as recommended and no later than 270 days thereafter, to ensure an optimal level of protection. Upon receiving their booster, they will continue to be considered as fully vaccinated beyond the 270 days.

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

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.

For more Frequently Asked Questions on COVID-19 Vaccines, click here.
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Vaccine Booster Programme

Who is eligible?

Persons aged 18 and above who have received their 2 primary doses at least 5 months ago are eligible to receive their booster doses:

How to get boosted?

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

If you have received your 2nd dose at least 5 months ago, but have not received your SMS notification, you may walk-in to a vaccination centre to receive your booster shot without prior appointment.

Which booster 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.

When should I get boosted?

You should receive your booster dose no later than 270 days after the last dose in the primary vaccination series.

From 14 Feb 2022, persons aged 18 years and above who have completed the primary vaccination series and are eligible for booster vaccination will be considered as fully vaccinated for 270 days after the last dose in their primary vaccination series.

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

Vaccination Status Query

Should you still have further queries on your vaccination status, click here.

Why and How COVID-19 Vaccines Help

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

For more videos where doctors address common questions regarding COVID-19 vaccines and boosters, please click here.

Vaccinating Your Child

COVID-19 vaccination can help protect your child from getting COVID-19. It gives you and your child peace of mind to return to more typical activities like in-person schooling and participating in extracurricular activities.

Click here for more information on COVID-19 vaccination for children.

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Useful articles and studies from international organisations

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On vaccine effectiveness

On vaccinations for pregnant women

On booster doses

On vaccinations for children

On myths & falsehoods about COVID-19 vaccines

VACCINE.GOV.SG

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Vaccination Centres

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Vaccination Channels for Overseas Singaporeans

Vaccination Channels for Overseas Singaporeans - click here.

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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Safety Update on COVID-19 Vaccines

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Last updated 16 Aug 2021

Vaccine Information Sheet

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For Pfizer-BioNTech/ Comirnaty

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For Moderna


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