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11 May 2022

11th May 2022

          With the majority of the 5 to 11-year-olds having completed their primary series vaccinations, the last two paediatric Vaccination Centres (VCs), Hougang Community Club and Senja-Cashew Community Club, will cease operations on 30 June 2022. The two VCs will administer the last paediatric Dose 1 and last paediatric Dose 2 on 9 June 2022 and 30 June 2022 respectively. To ensure COVID-19 vaccination remains accessible to this age group, three polyclinics and selected Public Health Preparedness Clinics (PHPCs) will come onboard to continue providing paediatric vaccine doses.

 

2.         The three polyclinics, Pioneer Polyclinic, Punggol Polyclinic and Woodlands Polyclinic, will commence provision on 18 May 2022, while the selected PHPCs will progressively commence provision from 25 May 2022. The list of polyclinics and PHPCs offering paediatric vaccines can be found at vaccine.gov.sg/locations

 

3.         As of 10 May 2022, about 81% of children aged 5 to 11 have either booked an appointment for or received their first dose, while about 69% have received their second dose. Among the students in our primary schools, more than 86% have received at least their first dose, while about 77% have received both doses. In addition, about 35,600 children born in 2016 and 2017 have registered on Ministry of Health (MOH)’s National Appointment System. About 32,700 have received at least their first dose, while about 26,700 have received their second dose.

 

4.         Parents/guardians who wish to vaccinate their child/ward at the selected polyclinics and PHPCs will have to first register their child/ward 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. To better manage overall patient load and reduce waiting time, the polyclinics and PHPCs offering paediatric vaccination will only accept appointments made via the National Appointment System for now.

 

5.         All children aged 5 to 11 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian on the day of the vaccination. Parents/guardians should bring along the child’s Student Identification, or other forms of identification (e.g. Birth Certificate/Passport/SingPass) for verification. Parents/guardians will also be required to bring a signed hard or soft copy of the parental consent form, which can be downloaded at https://go.gov.sg/parcf.

 

6.         Vaccinations remain a critical part of our strategy in ensuring our children are well protected against infection and severe illness should they be infected with COVID-19. We encourage parents/guardians to get their child/ward vaccinated.

 

 

MINISTRY OF HEALTH

MINISTRY OF EDUCATION

EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT AGENCY

11 MAY 2022