COVID-19 Vaccination


21 Aug 2023

Why is vaccination important?

COVID-19 vaccination protects you against severe disease, minimises the risk of transmission, and protects our healthcare system from being overwhelmed. Vaccination is free under the National Vaccination Programme for all Singaporean Citizens, Permanent Resident, Long Term Pass Holders and certain Short Term Pass holders.

What are the vaccines available under the National Vaccination Programme?

What should I do to be vaccinated against COVID-19?

Persons who are 6 months to 4 years should complete the following:
  • Two doses of Moderna/Spikevax, given eight weeks apart, OR
  • Three doses of Pfizer-BioNTech/Comirnaty, given eight weeks apart

Persons who are aged 5 years and above should adhere to the following vaccination recommendations:

Minimum Protection

Persons aged 5 years and above should receive minimum protection (see footnote on age eligibility). That is, to receive:
  • Three doses of Pfizer-BioNTech/Comirnaty, Moderna/Spikevax or Novavax/Nuvaxovid. The first and second doses should be spaced eight weeks apart, while the recommended interval between the second and third doses is five months; OR,
  • Four doses of Sinovac-CoronaVac. The first and second doses should be spaced eight weeks apart. Thereafter, the recommended interval between the second and third, as well as third and fourth doses is three months.
These would be doses that were previously referred to as the primary vaccination series and the first booster.*

Children aged 6 months to 4 years who had previously received three doses of Pfizer-BioNTech/Comirnaty should still receive a booster dose after they have crossed their fifth birthday. The interval between the booster dose and the last dose should not be less than 5 months.

Booster Vaccination in 2023

The following persons are recommended to receive in 2023, an additional booster at 1 year after their last booster dose. They can start to receive it from five months after their last booster dose.
  • Persons aged 60 years and above
  • Persons who live in aged care facilities
  • Persons who are medically vulnerable and at higher risk of severe disease who are aged 12 years and above
The Pfizer-BioNTech/Comirnaty and Moderna/Spikevax bivalent vaccines are recommended for this. Those who are medically ineligible for mRNA vaccines may receive Novavax/Nuvaxovid or Sinovac-CoronaVac as an alternative. 

Other persons aged 12 years and above may also receive one booster dose at the same interval if they choose to.

No further doses are recommended for persons aged 5 to 11 years.
Note: Age eligibility for the various vaccines apply. Under the National Vaccination Programme, persons aged 5-11 years are eligible to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech/Comirnaty vaccine only. Persons aged 12 and older are eligible to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech/Comirnaty and Novavax/Nuvaxovid vaccines. Persons aged 18 years and older are eligible to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech/Comirnaty, Moderna/Spikevax, Novavax/Nuvaxovid or Sinovac-CoronaVac vaccines.

Locations for vaccination

All persons eligible for COVID-19 vaccination may walk in to any of the Joint Testing and Vaccination Centres (JTVCs) or polyclinics. Alternatively, you may book an appointment at a JTVC or Public Health Preparedness Clinic (PHPC) using this link.

Mobile Vaccination Teams (MVTs) have been deployed to selected heartland locations to make it even more convenient for our seniors to get vaccinated and boosted. The MVTs will be deployed at selected Residents’ Committee Centres at residential blocks and Community Centres. Each MVT will be deployed at a given site for a few days before moving on to the next location.

Vaccine   MVT

Persons who are unable to leave their homes (e.g. persons with disabilities, mobility difficulties) but want to receive the COVID-19 vaccination may arrange for the services of Home Vaccination Teams (HVTs). They may do so through the following means:

MOHHotline: 69959199 
MSF/SG Enable - For persons with disabilities and/or special needs
Hotline: 1800-111-2222

SG Enable
Hotline: 1800-8585 885

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Frequently Asked Questions

About COVID-19 VaccinesInformation about COVID-19 vaccines, including its safety, side-effects, and effectiveness
Vaccine RecommendationsHow to achieve minimum protection and keep up-to-date with COVID-19 vaccination
Vaccine Recommendations Specific for ChildrenCOVID-19 vaccination recommendations in children and adolescents below 18 years
Getting VaccinatedHow to get vaccinated and what to expect for your vaccination
Vaccine Injury Financial Assistance Programme for COVID-19 Vaccination (VIFAP)Financial assistance for persons who develop serious side effects due to COVID-19 vaccination
Overseas Vaccination Records and TravelChecking your vaccination records and travelling

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