With our vaccination programme underway, good progress has been made so far. As of 22 January 2021,

  • More than 60,000 individuals have received their first does of the vaccine, including staff working in healthcare, nursing home, frontline and essential services, as well as seniors in our nursing home.
  • 39 staff at the National Centre for Infectious Diseases have also received their second dose of vaccine and completed the full vaccination regimen.

Vaccinations for seniors

From 27 January 2021, vaccination for seniors will commence, starting with pilots in Ang Mo Kio and Tanjong Pagar, where larger numbers of seniors reside.

Vaccinations will be progressively extended to seniors across the island from mid-February 2021.

All seniors will receive personalised letters inviting them to make an appointment for their vaccinations. They can make appointments online, or book one in person at Community Centres. Community volunteers from People’s Association and Silver Generation Ambassadors will be conducting house visits and tapping on grassroots events to help seniors and answer their queries. Should they need further assistance, they may also call the MOH hotline at 1800-333-9999.

Vaccination centres

To support vaccination efforts, four COVID-19 vaccination centres will be ready in January, at Changi Airport Terminal 4, Raffles City Convention Centre, the former Hong Kah Secondary School, and Woodlands Galaxy Community Centre.

More centres across the island are being planned, and there will be another four vaccination centres by the end of February. These, along with the polyclinics and selected Public Health Preparedness Clinics will ensure that all who are eligible can receive their vaccinations conveniently.

Vaccination is critical to protect ourselves and our loved ones, and will enable us to return to our normal way of life as more people get vaccinated. Do get vaccinated when it is offered to you and help our seniors with getting vaccinated as well.

For more details, click here or visit vaccine.gov.sg


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