There is a new enemy upon us; it is relentless and shows no mercy. Covid-19 is bent on destroying Singapore, and the world. But only by working together can we can stop it.
By getting the Covid-19 vaccination when offered to you, this will blunt the assault of the coronavirus and give us more time to regroup, re-arm and renew our fight to push back and eliminate this virus.
But with the vaccination comes questions. Here, we will answer some of the most asked ones.
When will I receive notice to go for my vaccination?
Vaccination will be rolled out progressively, but because supplies are limited in the beginning, we need to prioritise who gets the doses first. Naturally, the first groups will be healthcare workers, frontline responders, people in essential services and then our seniors. When your turn comes, the Ministry of Health (MOH) will notify you to come forward for vaccination.
As of April 2021, all persons aged 45 years and above can register for vaccination. The government has also announced that those aged below 45 will be invited to book their slots for Covid-19 vaccination from June, if all goes as planned.
If you have any queries, log on to vaccine.gov.sg or call 1800-333-9999.
Which vaccines are available in Singapore?
Currently, the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines are being administered in Singapore. As of April 13, we are able to choose which Covid-19 vaccine to take. Do refer to the MOH website for the full list of vaccination centres and which vaccine they are offering. The Moderna shot is being given at 11 out of the 38 centres, while the rest are using the Pfizer-BioNTech product. Each vaccination centre will only stock and administer one type of vaccine.