[Updated 6 April 2022]

As Singapore makes further progress towards living with COVID-19, it is important to protect vulnerable groups who are at higher risk of falling severely ill from COVID-19. Given emerging international data on the waning of vaccine protection against severe disease with time, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has accepted the recommendation from the Expert Committee on COVID-19 Vaccination (EC19V) to offer a second booster dose for persons who are medically susceptible to COVID-19. 

The following groups will be able to receive a second booster dose, around five months after their first booster dose:

  • Seniors aged 80 years and above; 
  • Residents of aged care facilities, such as nursing homes; and 
  • Medically vulnerable persons with co-morbidities

From 8 April 2022, eligible individuals aged 80 years and above may walk in to any Vaccination Centre, participating Public Health Preparedness Clinics (PHPCs), or Polyclinics, to receive their second booster dose. More info at: vaccine.gov.sg/locations.

Those eligible are strongly encouraged to go for the second booster to protect themselves as it will help ensure that they remain highly protected as we resume normal activities. The recommendation for persons belonging to these vulnerable groups to receive a second booster dose will not affect their vaccination status for vaccination-differentiated SMMs (VDS).

For more details, refer to MOH's press release.

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