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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 register to 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?
  • I have missed my vaccination appointment. What should I do?
  • When and how can I register for my vaccine doses to achieve minimum protection?
  • When and how can I register for my additional booster dose?
Children
  • I want to get my child/ward who is between 6 months and 4 years old vaccinated. What do I need to do?
  • I want to get my child/ward who is between 5 and 11 years old vaccinated. What do I need to do?
  • How can I register my child/ward (12 to 17 years old) for their 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: For children aged 6 months to 11 years who have yet to receive any COVID-19 vaccine, parents/guardians would need to register their child/ward at https://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.

From 4 January 2023, children aged 6 months to 11 years may also walk in with their parents/guardians to any Vaccination Centre (VC) without a prior appointment (Note: The Pfizer-BioNTech/Comirnaty vaccine for children aged 6 months to 11 years will also be offered at two of our Joint Testing and Vaccination Centres (JTVCs) – JTVC Ang Mo Kio and JTVC Bukit Merah from 16 January 2023). On days where there is high demand for vaccination, individuals should expect a longer waiting period.

Please visit https://www.gowhere.gov.sg/vaccine to locate the nearest vaccination site offering vaccines for children aged 6 months to 4 years, and 5 to 11 years.

Under the National Vaccination Programme, 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 here. Those aged 12 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.

Individuals in other age groups may receive their vaccinations via the following means:
• Make an appointment at any JTVCs, polyclinics of participating Public Health Preparedness Clinics (PHPCs) that offer the vaccine of choice using the link provided in the SMS invitation 
• Individuals aged 12 to 17 years may walk in to any JTVC offering the Pfizer-BioNTech/Comirnaty bivalent vaccine.
• Individuals aged 18 years and above may walk in to any JTVC to receive either the Pfizer-BioNTech/Comirnaty bivalent vaccine or the Moderna/Spikevax bivalent vaccine. All JTVCs carry both vaccines.
• Seniors aged 80 years and above may walk in to any polyclinic.

Individuals who wish to receive their vaccination at participating PHPCs are strongly encouraged to make an appointment with the PHPC to avoid long waiting times.

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 JTVC to receive their vaccination. The pass holder should bring along identifying documents such as a passport or approval of extension for verification purposes. No prior booking or registration is required.
  How can I register to receive Sinovac-CoronaVac?
  We strongly recommend that you receive the mRNA or Novavax/Nuvaxovid 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 and Novavax/Nuvaxovid 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.
  How can I register to receive the Novavax/Nuvaxovid COVID-19 vaccine?
A:  You may book an appointment using the link from your existing SMS invite, to receive your vaccination at any of the selected participating Public Health Preparedness Clinics (PHPCs).

Please note that the Novavax/Nuvaxovid vaccine is only approved for use in persons aged 18 and above.
  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) for both appointments.
• 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, stay home and postpone your appointment.
  I have missed my vaccination appointment. What should I do?
 A: As much as possible, please turn up for your appointment to avoid denying someone else an appointment slot and to ensure a smooth vaccination process. Nevertheless, we understand that there could be extenuating circumstances (e.g. on MC, personal reasons) which could result in the appointment being missed. If you have missed your appointment, please rebook your appointment via the National Appointment System as soon as possible.
  When and how can I register for my vaccine doses to achieve minimum protection?
 A:

Persons aged 5 years and above who are eligible for their third dose will be invited from about five months after completing their second dose.

Parents/guardians of individuals aged 5 to 17 years will receive an SMS notification when their child/ward is eligible, to provide consent and book their child/ward’s booster vaccination appointment.

Eligible individuals aged 18 years and above will receive an SMS with a personalised link to book an appointment at https://appointment.vaccine.gov.sg.

From 4 January 2023, all individuals who are eligible for their third dose of COVID-19 vaccination may walk in, without prior appointment, every day of the week:

  • Children aged 5 to 11 years may walk in with their parents/guardians to any Vaccination Centre (VC) before 5:30pm, or any Joint Testing and Vaccination Centre (JTVC) offering the Pfizer-BioNTech/Comirnaty vaccine for children aged 5 to 11 years before 6:30pm. 
  • Individuals aged 12 to 17 years may walk in to any JTVC offering the Pfizer-BioNTech/Comirnaty vaccine before 6.30pm.
  • Individuals aged 18 years and above may walk into any JTVC to receive either the Pfizer-BioNTech/Comirnaty bivalent vaccine or the Moderna/Spikevax bivalent vaccine before 6:30pm. All JTVCs carry both vaccines.
  • Seniors aged 80 years old and above may walk into any polyclinic.
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 here. 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. 

Individuals who wish to receive their vaccination at participating Public Health Preparedness Clinics (PHPCs) are strongly encouraged to make an appointment with the PHPC to avoid long waiting times.
  When and how can I register for my additional booster dose?
 A:

Persons aged 5 years and above should complete three mRNA or Novavax/Nuvaxovid doses, or four Sinovac-CoronaVac doses to achieve minimum protection.

After achieving minimum protection, persons aged 12 years and above should receive an additional booster dose between five months to one year from their last dose, to keep up-to-date with their COVID-19 vaccination. The updated bivalent vaccines are recommended for this. Both Pfizer-BioNTech/Comirnaty bivalent vaccine or the Moderna/Spikevax bivalent vaccine are available in Joint Testing and Vaccination Centres (JTVCs). Pfizer-BioNTech/Comirnaty bivalent vaccine is also  available in selected polyclinics and participating Public Health Preparedness Clinics (PHPCs). Please refer to https://gowhere.gov.sg/vaccine to locate vaccination sites that carry your preferred bivalent vaccine. Individuals will be considered up-to-date with their COVID-19 vaccination if they have received at least the minimum protection and their last vaccine dose was received within the past one year.


All eligible individuals aged 12 and above will be invited to receive their bivalent vaccine dose when eligible. An SMS with a personalised booking link will be sent to the mobile number that you had registered for your previous COVID-19 vaccinations, and you may book an appointment at the vaccination sites offering the bivalent vaccines via the personalised booking link provided.

Persons aged 12 years and above may also walk into any JTVC to receive their bivalent vaccine dose when eligible. 


Children

  I want to get my child/ward who is between 6 months and 4 years old vaccinated. What do I need to do?
 A: Parents/guardians of children aged 6 months to 4 years should register their interest for their child/ward to receive the vaccination at https://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. 

Vaccination for this age band is currently only available at dedicated Vaccination Centres (VCs) and selected Polyclinics offering the paediatric Moderna/Spikevax vaccine dose.

The Pfizer-BioNTech/Comirnaty COVID-19 vaccine for children aged 6 months to 4 years will be offered at JTVC Ang Mo Kio and JTVC Bukit Merah from 16 January 2023. 

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

From 4 January 2023, eligible children may also walk in with their parents/guardians to the VCs before 5:30pm, without a prior appointment.  On days where there is high demand for vaccination, individuals should expect a longer waiting period

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 here.
  I want to get my child/ward who is between 5 and 11 years old vaccinated. What do I need to do?
 For children aged 5 to 11 years who have yet to receive any COVID-19 vaccine, parents/guardians who prefer to make an appointment for the vaccination should register their child/ward at https://child.vaccine.gov.sg/.  An SMS with a personalized 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 dedicated vaccination sites offering the paediatric Pfizer-BioNTech/Comirnaty vaccine.

From 4 January 2023, eligible children may also walk in with their parents/guardians to the Vaccination Centres (VCs) before 5.30pm, without a prior appointment. The Pfizer-BioNTech/Comirnaty COVID-19 vaccine for children aged 5 to 11 years will also be offered at JTVC Ang Mo Kio and JTVC Bukit Merah from 16 January 2023. On days where there is high demand for vaccination, individuals should expect a longer waiting period

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 here. Parents/guardians are also required to accompany their child/ward when they receive their vaccination. 

Children aged 5 years and above who completed their second dose more than five months ago are recommended to take a third dose (also known as booster dose). Parents/guardians will receive an SMS at the mobile number that you had registered with for your child/ward’s previous COVID-19 vaccination appointment, and they may book an appointment via the personalised booking link provided. Walk-ins will be allowed for this age group receiving their third dose.

To find a vaccination location near you that offers the paediatric vaccine, please visit https://gowhere.gov.sg/vaccine.
  How can I register my child/ward (12 to 17 years old) for their vaccine doses?
A:  You will receive an SMS inviting your child/ward to take their third dose (also known as booster dose) when eligible, at the mobile number that you had registered with for your child/ward’s previous COVID-19 vaccinations. If your child/ward is 12 to 17 years old, he/she will require your consent to receive his/her vaccinations. Individuals aged 12 to 17 years can also walk in to any Joint Testing and Vaccination Centre (JTVC) offering the bivalent Pfizer-BioNTech/Comirnaty to receive their three doses for minimum protection, without the need for prior appointment, when they are eligible to do so.

You will also receive an SMS about five months after your child/ward has achieved minimum protection, to invite them to receive their additional booster dose to keep up-to-date with their COVID-19 vaccination. The updated bivalent Pfizer-BioNTech/Comirnaty vaccine is recommended for this. Walk-ins will be allowed for this age group receiving their additional boosters.

Individuals must bring along their identification document (e.g. Birth Certificate/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 here.

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. This will include international students in various education institutions if they are long-term pass holders. Students attending International Schools will need to register via the National Appointment System (NAS) here. To facilitate the booking process, parents/guardians should use their own contact details to register for their child/ward. An SMS with a personalised link will be sent to this contact number to book an appointment. Parents/guardians can expect the booking link within three to five working days after registering their interest. This process is similar to how parents/guardians registered for their vaccination earlier in the exercise.
  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 passed three months from the date of diagnosis but have not received an SMS to book a vaccination appointment, parents/guardians may register their interest for their children/ward to receive their vaccination at child.vaccine.gov.sg. An SMS with a personalised booking link will be sent to the registered mobile number within three to five working days to book an appointment via the National Appointment System.

Parents/guardians with an existing SMS to book an appointment may use the booking link in that SMS without needing to go through the registration step.

Please visit gowhere.gov.sg/vaccine to locate the nearest Vaccination Centre (VC), Polyclinic or participating Public Health Preparedness Clinic (PHPC) offering paediatric vaccines.

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