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.

23 Jun 2021

Notices

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Falsehood on COVID-19 Vaccination Links with Stroke and Heart Attack
MOH is aware of falsehoods circulating that the COVID-19 vaccination has clear and causal links with stroke and heart attack. In particular, there are allegations that a doctor had suffered a stroke and an 81-year-old man had passed away from heart attack as a consequence and result of receiving the COVID-19 vaccination. These allegations are false. Please click here for the facts of the case.

Vaccination Appointment
Due to the strong demand for COVID-19 vaccinations in Singapore and limited supplies, we seek your understanding that there may be limited slots available at your preferred location. However, we wish to inform you that there are appointment slots available at other locations where you may wish to consider to book your appointments. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

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Please stay at home if you have an MC or are feeling unwell
You should only take the vaccination when you are well. 

Please do not proceed with your COVID-19 vaccination appointment if you are:


- Unwell, or have a fever in the last 24 hours
- On Medical Certification (MC) to stay home
- Have a cough, runny nose, and/or sore throat
- Serving Stay-Home-Notice (SHN) or Quarantine Order

Please reschedule your appointments using the same booking link you had received via SMS. For assistance, please call MOH at 1800-333-9999.


Beware of Scam
We are aware of websites, emails, SMS text messages and phone calls falsely claiming to offer registration for COVID-19 vaccination. Please note that registration for the COVID-19 vaccination can only be done via vaccine.gov.sg. We advise the public to check the MOH website www.moh.gov.sg/covid-19/vaccination for information on Singapore’s COVID-19 vaccination programme.

Please always verify the authenticity of instructions before offering any personal or financial information. You can also call the MOH hotline at 1800-333-9999 if you have any queries. Thank you.


Vaccination Data (as of 21 Jun 2021)

Received at least First Dose
2,971,570

Completed Full Vaccination Regimen
2,057,436

Total Doses Administered
5,029,006

About Singapore's COVID-19 Vaccination Programme

The COVID-19 vaccination programme seeks to protect Singaporeans against COVID-19, as well as to protect businesses and jobs through the progressive re-opening of Singapore. Vaccination is free to all Singaporeans and long-term residents in Singapore. 

There is a risk of serious, life-threatening disease and death from COVID-19 infection, especially in the elderly and other vulnerable groups (e.g. persons with comorbidities). Getting vaccinated against COVID-19 is one way to prevent the disease, minimise the risk of transmission, and prevent our healthcare system from being overwhelmed. 

It is important for us to achieve as high a level of population coverage as possible, to provide protection for the majority of our population. A population with high vaccination coverage against COVID-19 will indirectly protect those who are unable to receive COVID-19 vaccination (e.g. severely immunocompromised individuals, subgroups such as children where safety data is not available), as the risk of transmission of the disease will be greatly reduced. 

Top 5 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Last updated 23 Jun 2021

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Q1: If Sinovac is safe enough to be allowed for use, under the Special Access Route (SAR), why is it not part of the national vaccination programme and covered by the Vaccine Injury Financial Assistance Programme (VIFAP)?

These are two separate decisions.
 
For vaccines to come under the national vaccination programme, it has to go through a rigorous evaluation of its safety and efficacy. From global and local data, both the Pfizer-BioNTech/ Comirnaty and Moderna vaccines met these criteria. We are still awaiting some outstanding data on the Sinovac vaccine to complete our evaluation. 
 
In the meantime, we will put the Sinovac vaccine under the Special Access Route, so that private providers can draw on our existing stock to administer to individuals who wish to have it. 
 

Q2: I understand that there may be more than one strain of COVID-19. Will the vaccine cover us fully against all strains? What about the recent COVID-19 variants, will the vaccines protect against such variants or future variants?

Current evidence suggest that the Pfizer-BioNTech/ Comirnaty and Moderna’s vaccines continue to offer good protection against the various COVID-19 variants.

MOH will continue to monitor the evolving situation and global studies of vaccine efficacy against various COVID-19 variants.

Q3: I am unsure if it is medically safe for me to be vaccinated.  What should I do?

MOH has put in place steps to ensure it is medically safe before you are vaccinated. Before making appointments for vaccination, you will be prompted to complete an online screening form, which contains medical questions to screen out those who are unsuitable for the current COVID-19 vaccines (i.e. Pfizer-BioNTech/ Comirnaty and Moderna). Once you have cleared the online screening, you will be invited to book your appointments for vaccination. In the event that you have booked your appointments but remain unsure if you should receive the vaccine, there will be another round of medical screening conducted at your preferred vaccination site on the day of vaccination. You may seek clarifications or further assessment with the medical professionals onsite to assist with any medical queries that you may have. If you are unsure of your allergy history, the vaccination sites are able to securely access your allergy history if required.

Alternatively, you may consult your regular doctor for advice if you should receive the COVID-19 vaccination. Please note that any charges incurred for such pre-vaccination consultation with your doctor are not covered under the COVID-19 vaccination programme. Your doctor may provide a memo on your condition which will be useful for the medical team at the vaccination site to assess your suitability for vaccination. However, the final decision as to whether you should proceed with vaccination will be made by the medical professionals at the vaccination site.
 

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: Are there different side effects that may be experienced in children?

The side effects observed in children are similar with the adult population; majority were mild to moderate which should resolve in a few days.

There is no role in pre-medicating children before the vaccination or right after if there are no side effects present.
Click here for more frequently asked questions on COVID-19 vaccination.

Vaccination Brochure

COVID-19 Vaccination Brochure


Available in the following languages

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Can I Get Vaccinated?

Not sure if you are eligible for vaccination? Check out our handy guide below.

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Contraindications 14 Jun

Vaccine Information Sheet

For Pfizer-BioNTech/ Comirnaty COVID-19 Vaccine
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For Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine
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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 by the celebrities.

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Vaccination Centres

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Click on the map above to find a Vaccination Centre near you or visit vaccine.gov.sg for more info.

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Safety Update on COVID-19 Vaccines

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