Vaccinating Your Child

Although fewer children have been seriously ill with COVID-19 compared to adults, they can, in some cases, become seriously ill or develop severe COVID-19 complications, such as MIS-C (Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children). Vaccination protects your child from getting infected with COVID-19 in the first place, and from developing a severe infection if he/she does get infected.

Is the vaccine safe for children?

The Health Sciences Authority (HSA) has assessed that the Pfizer-BioNTech/Comirnaty COVID-19 vaccine is safe for use on persons aged 5 years and above. The common side effects are generally mild to moderate and resolve within a few days. Serious adverse events, such as severe allergic reactions and inflammation of the heart or its lining, are rare. Younger children aged 5 to 11 years are given a smaller dose of the vaccine compared to adolescents and adults.

Who is eligible?

All children who have crossed their 5th birthday in 2022 are eligible to book a vaccination appointment.

How to register your child for vaccination

Under the National Vaccination Programme, children/wards below 18 will require the consent of their parents/guardians to get vaccinated, and must bring along a duly completed and signed hard or electronic copy of the parental consent form, which can be downloaded here.

For parents whose child/ward is aged 5 to 11:

  • If he/she is under the MOE vaccination exercise, you will receive an SMS to book an appointment on his/her behalf.
  • If he/she is not under the MOE vaccination exercise, or  you have not received an SMS, you may register him/her at child.vaccine.gov.sg. An SMS with a personalised booking link will be sent to the registered mobile number of the parent/guardian within three to five working days to book a vaccination appointment at selected polyclinics and Public Health Preparedness Clinics (PHPCs) offering paediatric vaccine dose.

Individuals aged 12 to 17 may walk into any Joint Testing and Vaccination Centre (JTVC) to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech/Comirnaty vaccine for their primary vaccination series or booster dose. No prior booking of appointment is required.

To find a vaccination location near you that offers the paediatric vaccines, please visit www.gowhere.gov.sg/vaccine.

On the day of vaccination

You must accompany your child/ward if he/she is aged 12 and below. Children aged 13 and above need not be accompanied.

You should bring along your child/ward’s Student Identification, or if not available, other forms of identification (e.g. Birth Certificate/Passport/SingPass) for verification. Please remember to bring either a printed or electronic copy of the signed consent form for their vaccination. You may use this letter of consent.

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