Vaccination as our primary defence in living with COVID-19
Vaccination as our primary defence in living with COVID-19
Vaccination is crucial for everyone to achieve minimum protection
min read Published on 09 Feb 2023

Singapore’s high vaccination rates have been pivotal to enable us to weather successive waves of COVID-19 infections. In the transition to a new, endemic COVID-19 normal, the Expert Committee on COVID-19 Vaccination (EC19V) has reviewed vaccination guidelines as follows:

  1. Everyone aged 5 years and above should achieve at least Minimum Protection – that is, three doses of mRNA or Novavax vaccine, or four doses of Sinovac vaccine, as applicable.
  2. Persons aged 60 years and above, medically vulnerable persons, and aged care residents are recommended to take the booster around one year after their last dose.
  3. Persons aged 12 to 59 years who are healthy will also be offered the booster one year after their last dose to enhance their protection.
  4. Persons aged 5 to 11 years should receive three doses of Pfizer-BioNTech/Comirnaty vaccine to achieve Minimum Protection, and are currently not recommended or eligible for additional doses.
  5. Children aged 6 months to 4 years are recommended to complete two doses of Moderna/Spikevax or three doses of Pfizer-BioNTech/Comirnaty. They are currently not recommended or eligible for additional doses.

National Vaccination Programme will be offered free to all citizens

COVID-19 vaccinations under the National Vaccination Programme will remain free for all Singaporeans Citizens, Permanent Residents, Long Term Pass Holders and certain Short Term Pass Holders. Eligible persons may book a vaccination appointment at the Joint Testing and Vaccination Centres, participating Public Health Preparedness Clinics, polyclinics and Vaccination Centres. Refer here for the locations.

From 15 February to 2 April 2023, seniors can continue to receive vaccination from Mobile Vaccination Teams (MVTs) at various heartland locations for three days each. The list of MVT sites and schedules can be found here.


Vaccination requirements remain for Permanent Residence, Long Term Passes and Work Passes

COVID-19 vaccination requirements will still apply for new applications of Permanent Residence, Long-Term Pass and Work Pass.

Renewal of selected Work Permit Holders and S Pass Holders in the construction, marine shipyard and process sectors or residing in dormitories will also continue to be subjected to the COVID-19 vaccination requirements. 

From 1 April 2023, recently recovered persons from COVID-19 will not be granted temporary exemption from COVID-19 Vaccination requirements.

Please check ICA and MOM websites for the latest requirements before applying.


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