As we transit towards a COVID-19 resilient nation, vaccination boosters will be a key enabler for us to protect ourselves and our loved ones, particularly our seniors. As such, the vaccine booster programme will be extended to the following individuals:

  1. (From 9 October) Healthcare and frontline workers,
  2. (To progressively roll out) Persons and staff in institutionalised settings*, and
  3. (From 9 October) Persons aged 30 years and above.

Those eligible are recommended to receive a booster dose of the Pandemic Special Access Route (PSAR) mRNA vaccine from six months after completing their primary series of vaccinations.

Eligible individuals aged 30 years and above will be invited to make an appointment for their booster dose. An SMS with a personalised booking link will be sent to their registered mobile number to book an appointment on www.vaccine.gov.sg. They may receive their booster dose at any vaccination centre or participating Public Health Preparedness Clinic (PHPC).

 

Summary of vaccination recommendations

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Recommendations

1.

Persons aged 12 years and above are recommended to receive two doses of the PSAR mRNA vaccines (primary series), unless medically ineligible to do so.

2.

Persons with moderate to severe immunocompromise are recommended to receive a third dose of the PSAR mRNA vaccine two months after the second dose as part of an enhanced 3-dose primary series. This includes persons with the following conditions:

a. Transplant patients on immunosuppressive therapy, including solid organ and allogenic stem cell transplants

b. Cancer patients on active treatment with chemotherapy and immunosuppressive therapy

c. Haematological cancers

d. Immunosuppressive treatment for non-cancer conditions

e. End-stage kidney disease

f. Advanced or untreated HIV

Persons who have received a 3-dose enhanced primary series and are eligible for booster vaccination under Recommendation 3 are recommended to receive a booster dose of a PSAR mRNA vaccine, six months after the completion of their 3-dose enhanced primary series.

3.

The following persons are recommended to receive a booster dose of a PSAR mRNA vaccine, six months after completion of their primary series:

a. Persons aged 30 years and above

b. Residents of aged care facilities*

c. Healthcare and frontline workers*

d. Persons and staff in institutionalised settings, such as residential care facilities and prisons*

 

*Aged 18 years and above

 

For more information, please refer to MOH’s press release.


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