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Getting Vaccinated
  • I have not received any COVID-19 vaccine. How can I register to receive the mRNA vaccines?
  • How can I register to receive Sinovac-CoronaVac?
  • How can I receive the Novavax/Nuvaxovid COVID-19 vaccine?
  • Who is eligible to receive fully-subsidised COVID-19 vaccinations under the National Vaccination Programme?
  • What should I take note of on vaccination day?
  • When and how can I receive my additional dose to achieve minimum protection?
  • When and how can I receive my additional dose?

Children
  • I want to get my child/ward who is between 6 months and 11 years old vaccinated. What do I need to do?
  • How can my child/ward receive his/her vaccine doses?
  • How is the vaccination administered?
  • Will MOE/MOH consider making an exception to deploy home vaccination for children who are very ill and not ambulant?
  • Are international students included in this exercise?
  • Will it be possible for parents/guardians to be vaccinated together with their child/ward?
  • Will parents/guardians be allowed to accompany their child/ward to the vaccination locations?
  • What are the safeguards in place to ensure that the correct vaccine and dose are administered for children?
  • In light of EC19V’s recommendations, how will children with moderate to severe chronic medical conditions be prioritised for vaccination?
  • My employees have asked for time off to accompany their child(ren) for their vaccination. Can I request for them to take childcare leave instead?
  • If my child/ward has recovered from a COVID-19 infection before receiving his/her vaccination, how do I book an appointment for him/her?
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Getting Vaccinated

  I have not received any COVID-19 vaccine. How can I register to receive the mRNA vaccines?
 A:

Persons aged 6 months and above may walk in to any of the Joint Testing and Vaccination Centres (JTVCs) or polyclinics offering the vaccines recommended for the different age groups. On days where there is high demand for vaccination, a longer waiting period should be expected.

Alternatively, you may book an appointment at a JTVC or Public Health Preparedness Clinic (PHPC) to receive your vaccination using this link.

Those aged 12 years and below must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Parents/guardians should also bring along their child/ward’s identification document (e.g. Birth Certificate and Health booklet/Passport/Student Identification Card/Singpass) for verification. Children/wards below 18 years 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 by using this link.

Holders of Training Employment Pass, Training Work Permit, Work Holiday Pass, Special Pass and Short Term Visit Pass with a pass validity period of at least 60 days may walk in to any of the JTVCs to receive their vaccination. The pass holder should bring along identifying documents such as a passport or approval of extension of stay in Singapore for verification purposes.

Please visit https://www.gowhere.gov.sg/vaccine to locate the nearest vaccination site.

  How can I register to receive Sinovac-CoronaVac?
 

We strongly recommend that you receive the mRNA vaccines for your COVID-19 vaccinations, in view of the lower efficacy of the Sinovac-CoronaVac vaccine.

Should you choose to receive the Sinovac-CoronaVac vaccine instead, you may do so at selected participating Public Health Preparedness Clinics (PHPCs) offering the vaccine.  Please call the clinic beforehand to make an appointment. Please visit https://gowhere.gov.sg/vaccine for a list of the PHPCs offering the vaccine

You should receive four doses of the Sinovac-CoronaVac vaccine to achieve minimum protection. 

If you are medically ineligible for the mRNA vaccines, and were previously invited to receive the Sinovac-CoronaVac vaccine under a special public health programme, please follow the instructions in your SMS invitation to continue with the regime. 

For now, Sinovac-CoronaVac vaccine continues to be included under the National Vaccination Programme (NVP)*. Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna have successfully obtained full registration. However, if there is no application for  Sinovac-CoronaVac vaccine to be fully registered, NVP will lapse for Sinovac-CoronaVac vaccine, by 30 September 2024. Nevertheless, Sinovac-CoronaVac vaccine will continue to be available at private clinics which have applied to use it under the Special Access Route (SAR)

*Under National Vaccination Programme, vaccination is free for all Singaporean Citizens, Permanent Resident, Long Term Pass Holders and certain Short Term Pass holders.

  How can I receive the Novavax/Nuvaxovid COVID-19 vaccine?
 The Novavax/Nuvaxovid vaccine is currently unavailable under the National Vaccination Programme (NVP). The previous formulation of the Novavax/Nuvaxovid vaccine, which was based on the original COVID-19 strain, is no longer supplied by the manufacturer. Novavax is in the process of filing for regulatory approval for its updated COVID-19 XBB.1.5 vaccine formulation.

Individuals receiving their vaccination may receive the Moderna/Spikevax or Pfizer-BioNTech/Comirnaty vaccines to achieve minimum protection or as an additional dose. Alternatively, the Sinovac-CoronaVac vaccine remains available under the NVP for now. 
  Who is eligible to receive fully-subsidised COVID-19 vaccinations under the National Vaccination Programme?
 A: The following groups of residents and pass holders are eligible to receive fully-subsidised COVID-19 vaccinations under the National Vaccination Programme:

• Singapore Citizen
• Permanent Resident
• Employment Pass
• S-Pass
• Work Permit holders (including Confinement Nannies)
• Student’s Pass
• Dependant’s Pass
• MFA-issued IDs
• Long Term Visit Pass (and LTVP+)
• Training Employment Pass
• Training Work Permit
• Work Holiday Pass
• Special Pass
• Short-Term Visit Pass with a validity period of at least 60 days

Persons not on this list can receive COVID-19 vaccinations at their own expense under the Private Vaccination Programme (PVP). The list of participating clinics can be found at https://www.vaccine.gov.sg/locations/pvp.
  What should I take note of on vaccination day?
 A: • Bring your ID (NRIC/FIN/Student Pass).
• Please turn up on time.
• Please wear short sleeved attire, or sleeves loose enough to be rolled up.
• If you are unwell, or had fever in the past 24 hours, please do not proceed for your vaccination. You may receive your vaccination after you have recovered.
  When and how can I receive my additional doses to achieve minimum protection?
 A:

Persons aged 5 years and above who are eligible for their additional dose can receive it from about five months after completing their primary vaccination series. These primary vaccinations could have been received before the age of 5.

All individuals who are eligible for their additional dose of COVID-19 vaccination may walk in to any of the Joint Testing and Vaccination Centres (JTVCs), Public Health Preparedness Clinics (PHPCs) or polyclinics offering the vaccine type for the appropriate age group.

Alternatively, you may book an appointment at a JTVC or participating PHPC to receive your vaccination using this link.

Individuals aged 5 to 17 years will be required to bring a duly completed and signed hard or electronic copy of the parental consent form, which can be downloaded by using this link. Parents/guardians must accompany their child/ward if he/she is aged 12 years and below. Children aged 13 years and above need not be accompanied.

Please visit https://www.gowhere.gov.sg/vaccine to locate the nearest vaccination site.

  When and how can I receive my additional dose?
 A:

Persons Aged 60 Years and Above, Medically Vulnerable, Residents of Aged Care Facilities

After achieving minimum protection, medically vulnerable persons and individuals aged 60 years and above are recommended to receive an additional dose of the updated vaccine around one year from their last dose. They can start to receive it from five months after their last dose.

Individuals may walk in to any Joint Testing and Vaccination Centre (JTVC), Public Health Preparedness Clinic (PHPC) or polyclinic to receive their vaccination. Alternatively, they may book an appointment at a JTVC or participating PHPC using this link

Please refer to https://gowhere.gov.sg/vaccine to locate vaccination sites that carry your preferred vaccine.

Persons Aged Between 6 months to 59 Years 

Persons aged 6 months to 59 years who are healthy have a lower risk of severe disease. Nevertheless, eligible persons in this age group, in particular, healthcare workers, as well as household members and caregivers of medically vulnerable individuals, are encouraged to receive an additional dose around one year after their last dose to enhance protection. They may walk into any of the JTVCs, PHPCs or polyclinics to receive their vaccine dose. The nearest vaccination site and the types of vaccines offered at each site are listed at https://www.gowhere.gov.sg/vaccine. Alternatively, they may book an appointment at a JTVC or PHPC using this link.

Children

  I want to get my child/ward who is between 6 months and 11 years old vaccinated. What do I need to do?
 A:

Eligible children may walk in with their parents/guardians to any of the Joint Testing and Vaccination Centres (JTVCs) or polyclinics offering the vaccines recommended for the different age groups. Alternatively, parents/guardians may book an appointment at a JTVC or Public Health Preparedness Clinic (PHPC) for their child/ward to receive his/her vaccination using this link

Children aged 5 to 11 years who have completed their second dose* more than five months ago are recommended to take a third dose to achieve minimum protection.

Please visit https://www.gowhere.gov.sg/vaccine to locate the nearest vaccination site offering vaccines for children aged 6 months to 11 years.

Parents/guardians must bring along their child/ward’s identification document (e.g. Birth Certificate and Health booklet/Passport/Student Identification Card/Singpass) for verification purposes, as well as a duly completed and signed hard or electronic copy of the parental consent form, which can be downloaded by using this link.

* For children aged 6 months to 4 years who have received three doses of Pfizer-BioNTech/Comirnaty, they should still receive another dose to achieve minimum protection after they cross their fifth birthday.

  How can my child/ward receive his/her vaccine doses?
A: 

Individuals can walk in to any of the Joint Testing and Vaccination Centres (JTVC), Public Health Preparedness Clinic (PHPC) or polyclinics offering the Moderna/Spikevax or Pfizer-BioNTech/Comirnaty vaccine to receive their vaccine dose. The nearest vaccination site and the types of vaccines offered at each site are listed at https://www.gowhere.gov.sg/vaccine.  Your child/ward will require your consent to receive his/her vaccinations.

Children aged 6 months to 17 years who are healthy have a lower risk of severe disease. Nevertheless, they are encouraged to receive one additional dose of the updated vaccine around 1 year (and no earlier than 5 months) after the last dose. 

When your child/ward is eligible for their additional dose at around 1 year (and no earlier than 5 months) after their last dose, they may walk in to any of the JTVCs, PHPCs or polyclinics to receive it.

Individuals must bring along their identification document (e.g. Birth Certificate/Passport/Student Identification Card/Singpass) for verification purposes, as well as a completed and signed hard or electronic copy of the parental consent form, which can be downloaded by using this link.

You do not need to accompany your child/ward if he/she is aged 13 years and above. However, if he/she is 12 years old or a student in a Special Education (SPED) school you will need to accompany him/her, as per the arrangements for the previous COVID-19 vaccinations.

  How is the vaccination administered?
 A: For children between 6 months and 4 years, the vaccine will be injected into the muscle of the thigh.

For persons aged 5 years and older, this vaccine will be injected into the muscle of the upper arm.
  Will MOE/MOH consider making an exception to deploy home vaccination for children who are very ill and not ambulant?
 A: Yes, MOH will work with healthcare institutions to deploy Home Vaccination Teams for children who are very ill and not ambulant.
  Are international students included in this exercise?
 A: The vaccination exercise is also open to all individuals aged 5 to 11 years who are long-term pass holders (e.g. Student Pass, Dependent’s Pass or Long Term Visit Pass). This will include international students in various education institutions.
  Will it be possible for parents/guardians to be vaccinated together with their child/ward?
 A:

Parents/guardians who accompany their children/wards aged 12 years and under for vaccination will not be able to receive vaccination together with their child/ward as the dosage for adults and children are different.

  Will parents/guardians be allowed to accompany their child/ward to the vaccination locations?
 A:

Yes, if your child/ward is 12 years old and below.

 What are the safeguards in place to ensure that the correct vaccine and dose are administered for children?
 A:MOH has introduced stringent procedures at Vaccination Centres to ensure that the correct vaccine and dose are administered. This includes segregating the vaccination booths for the two groups of children, two levels of verification on age, and increased training for both registration and vaccination staff.
 In light of EC19V’s recommendations, how will children with moderate to severe chronic medical conditions be prioritised for vaccination?
  A:Vaccination for children with moderate to severe chronic medical conditions will be conducted in-situ at KK Women and Children’s Hospital and the National University Hospital.
 My employees have asked for time off to accompany their child(ren) for their vaccination. Can I request for them to take childcare leave instead?
  A:You are strongly encouraged to give time off to your employees for their children’s vaccination, including any mandatory observation post vaccination if the vaccination is done during working hours. For employees who require a longer period away from work, they may take childcare leave or annual leave.
 If my child/ward has recovered from a COVID-19 infection before receiving his/her vaccination, how do I book an appointment for him/her?
  A:

For children aged 6 months to 11 years who have yet to receive any COVID-19 vaccination and have had a COVID-19 infection at least three months ago may walk in to any of the Joint Testing and Vaccination Centres (JTVCs) or polyclinics offering the vaccine for their age group. Alternatively, parents/guardians may book an appointment for their child/ward at a JTVC or participating Public Health Preparedness Clinic (PHPC) to receive his/her vaccination using this link.

Please visit https://gowhere.gov.sg/vaccine to locate the nearest JTVC, Polyclinic or PHPC offering paediatric vaccines.


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