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08 Feb 2022

8th Feb 2022

     As of 7 February 2022, about 31,500 eligible individuals aged 18 years and above who have taken the last dose of their primary series more than 270 days ago have yet to make their booster dose appointments. As announced previously, from 14 February 2022, these individuals will no longer be considered as fully vaccinated, and their vaccination status will revert to ‘additional dose needed’.


2   This will also apply to individuals who received recognised non-mRNA primary vaccination regimens offered under the National Vaccination Programme, such as three doses of the Sinovac-CoronaVac or Sinopharm vaccines, as well as regimens of other World Health Organization Emergency Use Listing vaccines.


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The Ministry of Health has been progressively sending out SMS notifications to remind these individuals. We strongly urge these individuals to make their appointments or walk in to any of the vaccination centres for their booster dose as soon as possible. Walk-ins to vaccination centres are available from Mondays to Thursdays before 7.00pm. The list of vaccination centres can be found at www.vaccine.gov.sg/locations-vcs.


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Those who are medically ineligible for mRNA vaccines may consider taking the Sinovac-CoronaVac vaccine as a booster vaccine. The Sinovac-CoronaVac vaccine is otherwise not recommended as a booster vaccine.


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Individuals who are unsure whether they require a booster vaccine can visit https://go.gov.sg/vax-status-query to access the online calculator to check if they would be required to receive a booster shot.

 

MINISTRY OF HEALTH

8 FEBRUARY 2022