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.

28 Oct 2021

Notices

Vaccine Booster Programme 
Persons aged 30 and above, healthcare and frontline workers, who have received both doses at least 6 months ago, will be progressively invited to receive their booster dose. They will receive an SMS with a personalised booking link to book their booster dose at vaccine.gov.sg. 

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.

Find out more here

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.
 

No Appointment Needed for Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and Long-Term Pass Holders
All Singaporeans, Permanent Residents, and Long-Term Pass holders aged 12 and above who have not had your first dose may walk in to the vaccination centres, polyclinics and participating PHPCs without any appointment to get vaccinated.

Children aged 12-17 will only be administered the Pfizer-BioNTech/ Comirnaty vaccine. Click here for more  information.. For walk-ins, children/wards below the age of 18 will require the consent of their parents/guardians for their vaccination. Remember to bring along the consent form, you may use this.

If you prefer, you may still register and receive an SMS to book your vaccination appointments. Register for vaccination now.

COVID-19 Mobile Vaccination Teams (MVT) in the Heartlands for Seniors
The government is intensifying our outreach to encourage the rest of our seniors to be vaccinated by bringing the MVT to the heartlands for them. 

Please click here to see the MVT deployment schedule.


Advisory on Strenuous Activities One Week Post Vaccination
We recommend that everyone, in particular adolescents and younger men aged less than 30 years, avoid strenuous physical activity, such as intense exercise, for two weeks after the first and second doses. Some examples of strenuous physical activity to avoid are running, competitive sports, or playing ball games.

Click here for more information.

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.

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 26 Oct 2021)

Total Doses Administered
10,029,148

Received at least First Dose
4,731,066

Completed Full Regimen
4,673,841

Received Booster Shots
745,102

Encouraging Seniors for COVID-19 Vaccination (Chinese)

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 6 Oct 2021

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Q1: When and how can I register for my booster dose?

If you are 50 years old and above, it is recommended that you receive a booster dose of a Pandemic Special Access Route (PSAR) mRNA vaccine. The booster shot should be taken from about six months after you have been vaccinated with two doses.
 
An SMS with a personalised booking link will be sent to the mobile number that you had registered with for your first two doses. Please use it to book an appointment for the booster on www.vaccine.gov.sg.
 

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: What is myocarditis and pericarditis? Can the vaccine lead to myocarditis and pericarditis?

Myocarditis and pericarditis are inflammatory conditions affecting the heart muscles and the outer lining of the heart, respectively. Patients may present with symptoms such as chest pain, shortness of breath or abnormal heartbeats. Local incidence rates remain low and the cases are usually mild and recover well.

As a precautionary measure, adolescents and men below 30 years of age are advised to avoid strenuous physical activities such as running, weightlifting, competitive sports, or playing ball games for one week after their first and second vaccination doses.
Click here for more frequently asked questions on COVID-19 vaccination.

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

For Pfizer-BioNTech/ Comirnaty COVID-19 Vaccine
(Click on the PDF icon below to download)

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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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Click on the logo above to view and download the latest report.
Last updated 16 Aug 2021

Vaccination Stickers (For Short-term Visitors)

Click on the logo below to find out more on vaccination stickers (for short-term visitors) and some frequently asked questions
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