As of 23 June 2021, over 5 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Singapore, with 3 million individuals receiving at least their first dose.
Updates on the Vaccination Programme
On 24 June 2021, the Multi-Ministry Taskforce (MTF) announced the following updates to the national vaccination programme:
1. Acceleration of National Vaccination Programme (NEW)
From 26 June 2021, up to 80,000 daily doses of the vaccine will be administered - an increase from 47,000 in mid-June 2021 and 40,000 in May 2021. Another 500,000 new first dose appointments will be available for registration, with additional slots opening up in subsequent weeks.
If supplies continue to arrive as planned, 2/3 of Singapore’s population will be fully vaccinated by National Day (9 August). MOH is also looking to reduce the current dose interval of between six to eight weeks, to four weeks. This will allow more of the population to complete their vaccination of two doses sooner. More details will be announced soon.
2. Rest of the Population (NEW)
From 2 July 2021, the national vaccination programme will be extended to the rest of the population, including Permanent Residents and long-term pass holders aged 12 to 39. Eligible individuals may register their interest for vaccination at vaccine.gov.sg.
3. Singapore Citizens Aged 12 to 39 Years Old (UPDATED)
The priority window for Singapore Citizens aged 12-39 years old has been extended by one week till 1 July 2021. This allows individuals more time to register and book slots, and receive an earlier vaccination appointment from the additional slots to be opened soon.
Eligible individuals can register online for their COVID-19 vaccinations at vaccine.gov.sg. Children who turn 12 in 2021 must have crossed their birthday before they are eligible to book an appointment.
Individuals who have already booked a slot for their first dose and have appointments in mid-to-end July 2021 are also encouraged to bring forward their appointments.
An SMS with a personalised booking link to make an appointment will be sent within the next week for registrants who have yet to receive the SMS.
Parental Consent Required for Persons Below 18 Years Old
Those who are under the age of 18 will require the consent of their parent/guardian to book an appointment. The child will be required to bring along documentary proof of their consent to the vaccination site for verification.
Parents/guardians of children/wards aged 13 and above are not required to accompany them to the vaccination site on the day of vaccination. However, children/wards aged 12 will need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
4. Individuals who have recovered from an earlier infection
Individuals who have recovered from an earlier COVID-19 infection are recommended to receive a single dose of vaccine. Evidence has indicated that a single dose would further boost their immunity against COVID-19.
Individuals who had an earlier COVID-19 infection from over six months ago will be prioritised for the single-dose vaccination, as recovered individuals who have had infection within the past six months are likely to still have a strong immune response that has not faded.
Eligible persons will be able to register from 11 June 2021 onwards, if they are part of a population group that is already eligible for vaccination.
Vaccination remains a key enabler in keeping our community safe. Those who are medically eligible are strongly encouraged to be vaccinated when it is offered to you.
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